Created from footage shot on and around the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown during its first months of action in the Pacific and narrated by Robert Taylor, this film won the 1944 Oscar® for best documentary feature. It intersperses combat scenes of breathtaking intensity with shots of daily life aboard ship during the long waits between battles. The Center for the National Archives Experience will be screening a newly restored 35mm print, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, will introduce the screening. (1944, 62 minutes)
Film is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Please enter through the Special Events Entrance on the corner of 7th and Constitution Ave.
Official Website: http://www.archives.gov/calendar
Added by Kawilmes on October 31, 2006