WWII New Ship - MacArthur Gains 200 Miles on Philippines This is a brochure about the Army communicating at sea during World War II.
Created during the war by Colonel O. Howard Davidsmeyer. Complete text is below:

In the US, hungry presses and anxious ears await our actions. Today, far-reaching coverage of war in the southwest Pacific is given by:

bulletpress associations

All making use of existing congested communications channels.

Communication facilities from forward points are alive with vital messages; News is vital, too -- But it must take second place to operations.

WHY NOT find the best possible means of slamming the hot news — the spot news — straight to the U.S.?

Needed would be:

bulletPower - enough to hold a solid speech circuit to Frisco
bulletMobility - there are not stalemates in this theater
bulletFacilities - broadcasts high speed press dispatches.

The answer is obvious... A SHIP!

She's called the CSN-1. Beneath this business-like title are the words "Communications Ship - News" -- conceived and built by the signal corps for service to the nation.

She is:

bullet185 feet long
bulletall steel

On board the CSN-1 are:

bulletPowerful transmitters
bulletComplete broadcast studio facilities
bulletRadio teletype facilities
bulletDiesl-electric generators
bulletPersonnel for operation and maintenance
bulletPlus a radiotelephone link to shore

Every facility for complete and independent operation is provided, even to an office for the censor. Nothing tied to shore. Able to steam forward in the wake of our victorious amphibian thrusts.

This means of direct, rapid coverage will keep SWPA in the news. After all, this is not a private war.

War correspondents with battle-fresh impressions may speak direct into American homes. Minutes-old dispatches will make the early-morning editions in California -- be on the streets of Manhattan at noon.

CNS — An indispensable tool

Forged by the Signal Corps, used by the fourth estate, in the service of the nation!

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