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The World War II Photo of the Week
for 7 February 2005

Gearing Up for War ...

   The original caption reads: "Following Acting Secretary of the Navy Lewis Compton's order for eight government Navy Yards to go on a two-shift schedule, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is swinging into high gear as construction goes forward on two battleships — the 35,000-ton North Carolina and the 45,000-ton Iowa. Here, a mechanic at the Brooklyn yard operates a machine used to bore cylinders for the mass of machinery the goes into a modern warship." ACME News photo dated May 22, 1940.

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