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Vintage Video: Caterpillar on hiring the disabled during WWII

My wife came across a cool Caterpillar-produced film from the 1940s extolling the benefits of hiring the disabled. One comment on the video sums it up:

Caterpillar Tractor Co. presents this WWII-era story of their program to hire handicapped workers. There’s an overview of how the program works, followed by brief bios of about 20 men. They are respectfully presented as outstanding workers with excellent attitudes, who ask no special favors, just the chance to contribute. No camp/humor value here, just a genuinely inspiring little film.

I’m not imbedding the video here because it wants to launch automatically, which you might not want happening unannounced at your work station. Doesn’t happen if you click on the link, though.

Long as we’re getting all old-timey here, bookmark this page if you’re interested in seeing some old tractor pictures next time you’re at the Smithsonian Institution (can’t see the pictures at this link, unfortunately, but it has lots of info on the pictures housed at the Smithsonian).

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Tom Mangan posted at 9:11 am January 21st, 2009 |

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