Autobiography of a Jeep ~ 1943
run time approx. 9-1/2 mins
This film narrated by Jeep offers footage of Jeeps being built and field tested. See the
many tests it had to pass beforesoldiers got to use them. Film describes the designing of
the Jeep to comply with military specs. You will also see many celebrities cruising around
in them. Simply a wonderful piece of Jeep history. Shot in b/w.
Highballing to Victory ~ 1944
run time approx. 11-1/2 mins
This film was produced by the United States War Department to show the great need for rubber for transportation in wartime. American wheels roll east through the cities of France toward Berlin. See the tires of American machinery on "The Red Ball Express" a one-way highway that was a revolution in the science of military supply. Starting at the beaches of Normandy and extending hundreds of miles beyond Paris and into the front lines of battle.
Footage included of planes mobile artillery trucks ammo trailers jeeps piles of discarded tires tire manufacturing and rationing at home and more.Film alsocontainsconstruction footage of the India/Burma leg of the "Chinese Red Ball Express" and discusses itsimportance to the people of China and its eventual role insecuring victory over Japan. An excellent piece of WW II nostalgia. Shot in b/w.