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United News: U.S. and Canada Push Strategic Alaska Highway - 1943

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DESCRIPTION Part 1, tractors and bulldozers clear forest lands in Canada for the Alcan Highway. Part 2, speed boats race in California. Part 3, a transport plane carrying troops and supplies is tested. Part 4, Dutch Marines man coastal guns at Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, where bauxite is shipped on United Nations ships. A sub chaser is presented to Queen Wilhelmina by President Roosevelt at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. Part 5, U.S. troops present a sham battle in a Detroit arena. Part 6, aerial gunners demonstrate their skill in an air show. Part 7, Australian pilots test Kittyhawk planes in New Guinea. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-us-canada-strategic-alaska-highway-1943-38916.pdf CREATED BY Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945) SUBJECT * Airplanes, Military * Bauxite * Motorboat racing * Navy-yards and naval stations * Submarine chasers * Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 * Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962 * Australia (Oceania) nation * California (United States, North and Central America) state * Detroit (Wayne, Michigan, United States, North and Central America) inhabited place * Netherlands (Europe) nation * New Guinea (Asia) island FOR MORE INFORMATION http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38916