Men of Fire

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Main contributors
Army Pictorial Service : produced by; Combat film units of Signal Corps, Marines, Army Airforces, United States Navy
Wartime American audiences are shown the need for workers in the physically demanding metal forging and casting jobs, using scenes of combat from the invasion of France. The fictional American tank driver "Bill" is killed in combat in Normandy. His spirit returns to the factory where he used to work and finds that many of his former fellow foundry workers have left for higher paying, easier jobs.  Bill's spirit dissuades a forge worker from leaving his job by describing the need for castings in the war effort. Bill's spirit insists “every single foundry in America and every single foundry worker counts. It's up to you. You can bring us victory."
Time period
Rucqueville, France; Carentan, France; Montebourg, France; Sainte-Mère-Église, France
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (18 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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