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this.tand about >> roger launius, we thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> interested in american history tv? visit our website, c-span.org/history. view our tv schedule, preview upcoming programs, and watch college lectures, museum tours, archival films and more. american history tv at c-span.org/history. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> henderson airfield is the most hotly contested strip of land in the south pacific. ♪ ♪ built bynways american soldiers with captured japanese equipment marinepected by the commanders. air cobras, fighter planes constantly on patrol. for five months the japs win back this vital outpost but their transports lie wrecked on the sands of the solomon islands. pushal vander griffe forward into the jungle, directing the campaign that japsilled nearly 7,000 on the canal alone. canalps call the
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death island. ♪ ♪ >> supporting the infantry, the marines' big tanks bring over any road, or through no roads at all. offshore, an american freighter battles an oil was, just as she preparing to land her cargo. calmly, the marines fight flames, all supplies are saved and the ship will sail again. ♪ ♪ >> the earliest americans, show theirdians, troopatriots when a
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train stops by. they bring baskets of home cooked footstuffs for the uniform. they are proud of their boys roll, 700 indian from one small county are serving with america's armed forces. in their workshops, navajo women famous for their make gifts and games for red cross packages. ♪ ♪ >> from this primitive home, a navajo chief has sent the army, to american indians loyal to their country. ♪ ♪ >> the air transport of tomorrow becomes the reality today. the constellation, america's newest land-based cargo plane, is ready for her
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flight. ♪ ♪ underneath her wings, a p-38 fighter plane looks like a toy miniature. built to fly at thrave thousand feet in the stratosphere, the big jet is said to be faster than a jap zero fighter plane. ♪ ♪ [planes roaring] >> four powerful engines lift the sky giant aloft, a cross the can american continent or the atlantic ocean in eight load.with a full forerunner of a mighty fleet. ♪ ♪ >> on the pacific coast, a new steel mill is completed shipyard.ser mr. kaiser is the man who 10,000-ton liberty
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ships in four days. the giant blast furnace begins to operate for the first time. longer will they have to transport materials all the way from the big eastern mills. now, they'll make steel plates for steel ships right on the spot. ♪ ♪ >> american motorcycle dispatch riders train on courses just as difficult as they will find soon in africa, in alaska, in the south pacific, or on the continent europe. they're off to battlefronts world.the [motorcycles revving]
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♪ ♪ flares off the coast of africa. united states reinforcements german attack as the americans land under fire. [explosions] ♪ ♪ nazi land, they take prisoners, many of them valuable fliers. the country in transports, they go to prison camps. their days of raiding, over. ♪ ♪ the first skirmish between united states and german tanks proved the superiority of american equipment over the nazis' famous equipment
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equipment are arriving every day to drive the axis out of africa. ♪ ♪ toa treaty restoring china full sovereignty over by own soil is signed chinese prime minister ming and the american secretary of state hull. statest ends united occupation of so-called treaty ports and marks the beginning of a new era in the far east. givinga, america is them all aid possible. giant transport planes speed far-flungoops to battlefronts. movements that formerly took months, now men are hurled across matter ofin a hours. planes and american equipment, helping china beat the japs.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in the united states capitol newashington, the american congress, chosen and elected by the people of tory state assembles hear president roosevelt bring a message of hope and to free men everywhere. powers knew that they must win the war in 1942 or eventually lose everything. need to tell you that our enemies did not win in 1942. >> i cannot tell you when or where the united states are to strike next in
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europe, but we are going to strike and strike hard. [applause] >> i cannot tell you whether them inoing to hit norway, or through the low in france, or through sardinia or sicily or through the balkans or atough poland, or several points simultaneously. [applause] face thatwe continuing task, we may know state of this nation is good, the heart of this nation is sound, the isrit of this nation strong. is peace of this nation eternal. [applause]
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> welcome to c-span3's american -- we lookand every at an archival film that puts the events of today into context. we will look at a silent film that was produced in 1916 titled "uncle sam watching the mexican border." here joining us in our studio for some context and analysis is julie prieto. she is the historian and author of the mexican expedition: 1916 to 1917, put together by the u.s. army center of military. put this time into context. what was happening during these two years and it's importance today?

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