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The Fighting Lady's Family


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Produced in 1950 and featuring the voice of Hollywood movie star Robert Taylor, "The Fighting Lady's Family" was something of a sequel to the famed film "The Fighting Lady".  While that movie followed the USS Yorktown (II) into combat in the South Pacific, "The Fighting Lady's Family" traced the growth of the Navy after WWII.  It also showcases the Navy's plans for the future both in terms of strategy and size, in an era when high tech weapons including jets, missiles and nuclear weapons might be used in an attack.  Its premise is that the future is a place where Naval air power could reign supreme.
As the film states: "No other country is as capable in the sea and in the air like the United States. Navy carriers brought naval air power which supplied heavier and heavier strikes. They shot down the enemies fighter planes, they dive bombed one stronghold after another, they protected our fleets against enemy retaliation and they shot up his ammunition and supply ships. The Navy softened up the land and made it possible for troops to land on shore. Once ashore the Marines had their work cut out for them. The enemy was hidden in the ground. They had to literally be burned out of their holes. Without the help of the Air Force- this job would have been twice as hard. Surrender finally came. Most Naval ships were docked- with special protectant sealer applied to the steal and their gun mounts sealed shut. A few planes and ships remained in service. 'Operation High Jump' was an exploration of Antartica by air. Big planes attached with skies took off. Men learned how to survive in the extreme weather. All kinds of air experimentation took place in the peaceful months after the war."

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