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West Point on the Hudson (1942)

A Traveltalk visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point just before America's entry into World War II. It starts with a short history lesson on the area's strategic ... See full summary »

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(as James A. Fitzpatrick)
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James A. FitzPatrick ...
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Robert Eichelberger ...
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A Traveltalk visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point just before America's entry into World War II. It starts with a short history lesson on the area's strategic importance in the Revolutionary War. We then get a look at some of the historic buildings on the campus. New soon-to-be-cadet arrive by train on their first day. After a look at the troops in some of the training areas on the post, the film ends with cadet marching on the parade ground. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short | Documentary

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10 January 1942 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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TravelTalks
31 October 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

West Point on the Hudson (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's TravelTalks series, this one taking a look at West Point. We get to learn the history behind the military site, which began as an important factor in the Revolutionary War as both sides knew the importance of its location on the Hudson River. We also learn about various famous people who have lived there including Robert Lee. At the time this short was shot, a new group of recruits were entering the location so we get to see what they have in store on their first day. This is a pretty good entry in the series as its important to remember that this was shot shortly before the U.S. would enter the second World War. While watching all the young men you can't help but wonder how many might have given their life during the war. We do get to learn quite a bit about the place and some of the visuals are quite beautiful in all the Technicolor glory.


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