United News. Release 88 (1944), Navy Launches World's Mightiest Battleship

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  • This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Margaret Truman christens the Missouri. 2. A bond rally in New York's Chinatown. 3. Copper is mined and smelted in Chile. 4. Tests of an Air Forces fire truck that uses carbon dioxide. 5. Canadian sailors take physical training in snow. 6. Allied troops fight in Italy, including scenes of the all-Negro 99th Fighter Squadron.


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  • Navy Launches World's Mightiest Battleship (0:59) -- New York City's Chinese Stage War Bond Drive (0:51) -- Chilean Copper Aids Vital Allied War Industries (1:00) -- New Fire Fighter Demonstrated by Army Air Force (0:34) -- Canadian Navy Men Keep Fit in Zero Weather (1:09) -- Allies Advance on Italian Front (3:27)
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