This WWII era Red Cross film shows some of the organization's work during the conflict, including some of its most traditional activities -- teaching young people to swim, and learning artificial respiration. The launch of a new Liberty Ship SS John Barton Payne is shown. Its namesake was former chairman of the Red Cross. The new hospital ship SS Hope is also shown going into commission. Norman H. Davis, the chair of the Red Cross is shown returning from a tour of American Red Cross operations in Europe. American troops are shown in combat in the Pacific during the island hopping campaign, with medical corpsman administering aid in jungle hospitals. This includes astonishing footage of emergency surgery in extremely primitive conditions, and Red Cross supplies including blood plasma being given to the wounded. The film ends with a segment about the rehabilitation of the wounded, with a Navy hospital train bringing in hundreds of patients to Halloran Hospital (now the Willowbrook State School).
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com