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Title:DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP - THE SAGA OF THE USS FRANKLIN [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 447
Summary: Newsreel film of the aftermath of the attack on USS Franklin, 19 March 1945.
Description: The Franklin arrives in New York after a 12,000 mile voyage - graphics illustrate the route. The morning of the attack - Father O'Callaghan takes divine service, pilots are briefed, aircraft bombed up. Captain Gehres recounts details of the Japanese attack. LS of explosions on the deck of the Franklin Fire-fighting crews USS Miller lends assistance. Damage to the forward deck elevator. Numerous casualties - "These are men we cannot fail. Our war bonds, more war bonds, must be our answer to their heroism". Breeches buoy transfers wounded to USS Santa Fe. LS of second explosion. Father O'Callaghan goes among the wounded. Further explosions. USS Santa Fe helps to fight the fires. MS of the listing carrier. Men trapped on the fantail jump onto the deck of USS Hickok. Rescue of men from the sea. The fires are eventually controlled and the return trip begins. Purple Heart ceremony. Awards for bravery - "nearly every man abroad turned out hero". Montage of some of the crew who received medals. "Today the Franklin is a symbol of the fighting spirit that will lead to final victory".