SHOCK TROOPS OF DISASTER (1939)


Public Domain Movie serials, Film serials and Chapter plays

Published on Feb 1, 2014

National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier 12363 / Local Identifier 69.49 – SHOCK TROOPS OF DISASTER – Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 – 06/30/1943). On WPA relief operations in New England. Reel 1, hurricane and tidal waves hit the Long Island coast in Dec. 1938. The hurricane and flood waters rage across New England. Derailed trains, felled trees, damaged homes, flooded streets, and other evidences of the catastrophe are shown. Coast Guard crews rescue stranded citizens. WPA and CCC units erect sandbag levees. Reel 2, WPA director Harry Hopkins arrives at Providence, R.I., to survey damage. WPA units deliver food and medical supplies by truck, establish relief headquarters, clear mud from city streets, repair roads, and remove debris. –

This movie is part of the collection: FedFlix

Producer: National Archives and Records Administration
Language: English
Keywords: archives.gov; public.resource.org

Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal

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