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War on Wheels

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Description "War on Wheels" is described as a confidential industrial film bulletin from Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson to the those involved in the production of tanks. "Directed principally to the men and women of automotive industries to show them the combat performance of the vehicles they have built. What it took to get a mechanized convoy through in the North African campaign serves as an illustration." (Supplement to Visual Aids Catalog, Indiana University Extension Division, 16). Portrays an American truck convoy ambushed by German tanks and rescued by group of United States medium tanks. Compares the mechanized strengths of the Axis powers versus those of the United States.
Creator U.S. War Office
Army Pictorial Services Signal Corps
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 21:13
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Tunisia