Made in 1942, RING OF STEEL is a U.S. Army recruiting film narrated by Hollywood actor Spencer Tracy. The film was produced at the Long Island studio of the Army Signal Corps by Warner Brothers for the U.S. Office for Emergency Management.
The film uses stock footage -- much of it pastoral images of old battlefields and monuments -- coupled with Tracy's stirring voice-over narrating the story of America's military history from the perspective of the personification of the American soldier. The film starts with Lexington and Concord "Where I was born" through the First World War, listing the U.S. military's achievement and urging young men to sign up. Some of the film's imagery is deeply touching for any American, including monuments at Valley Forge where George Washington's Army suffered, to snow-covered Yorktown where a victory that changed the world was forged.
In addition to battlefields, the film includes images of railroads at 5:00, steamships at 15:14, the Panama Canal at 5:10, and more.
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