Tuesday, September 8, 2015

USS Nicholas DD-449, WWII: Sailors Receive Mail (video)

I found this archive with a video of sailors aboard the USS Nicholas DD-449 receiving mail after having bartered with natives to obtain it. About halfway through, there is a shot of a young man who could actually be my father (Fred T. Pritchett). It's hard to tell, but when he very briefly flashes a smile, those long, deep dimples sure make him look familiar to me! Regardless of whether it is him, the video is a wonderful moment of history captured on film. The site has links at right ~ go to the page at Archive.org and click the "Download" link provided there. Web page with video download: https://archive.org/details/NPC-1849a

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