The Earthmovers

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Date
1944
Summary
Shows heavy equipment of all types used by the Corps of Engineers and the Seabees during World War II. Describes how the "work power" of military construction units clears beaches of mines, constructs new roads, builds bridges and airstrips, and sets up water purification systems. Contrasts the pre-technological building techniques of China, India, and Africa with the technological might of the U.S. military.
Publishers
Ideal Pictures Corporation (Chicago, Ill.); United States War Department
Genres
War; Propaganda; Military
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Engineering and construction ; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies ; Earthmoving machinery ; Construction equipment industry--United States
Collection
Government films
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:14:19); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003263359; Other: GR00409631; MDPI Barcode: 40000003263359

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