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Story of a Transport

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Description This film "is the U.S. Coast Guard's motion picture record of its task in moving thousands of troops to the battle zones, and depicts the colorful career of the 24,000-ton transport 'Wakefield,' former the peacetime luxury liner 'Manhattan.' Flashbacks show the liner of pleasure trips, and then in her grim war role. Highlights of the film are scenes of the Wakefiled being bombed at Singapore, burning in the Atlantic, and then, refittted, crammed with troops found for the battlefields of Europe." ("The Seventh War Loan Drive is On!" Educational Screen, May, 1945, 194.)
Creator U.S. Coast Guard
Date Issued 1944
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 20:58
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Singapore
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean