Do you know this American Victory City?
From Mule Cars . . . to the
Industrial Heart of the South
Birmingham may have been a sleepy Southern town
when this photograph was taken on November 19, 1884,
at 9th and 1st Avenue, North. But, today, this Victory
City is surging forward to meet our nation's war needs at a
rate of speed unsurpassed in any section of the country.
Its vast steel mills, operating at over 90% capacity, are
producing over two-and-one-half million tons of ingot.
Cement production has reached unprecedented heights. Its
tinplate mills, among the world's largest, are booming.
From its great modern plants, stream thousand of imple-
ments of war--steel barges, shells, lifeboats, and tank cars.
Three hundred miles inland, its mills are now prefabri-
cating 18,000-ton ships, the huge parts of which are moved
to yards in single pieces to speed another vessel down to sea.
By shortening the distances and minutes between America's Victory
Cities, Pennsylvania Central Airlines proudly serves the daily trans-
portation needs of those whose efforts are so essential to the winning
of the war - just as it has faithfully served America's peacetime
civilian needs for sixteen consecutive years.
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