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  • United News, Release 37-42 (1943) U.S. PREPARES FOR INVASION, TORPEDO BOATS IN PANAMA
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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.

From of the United News collection, a World War II news series created to boost morale at home and abroad.

JAPANESE ROUTED FROM BUNA STRONGHOLD!,1943: 1. U.S. And Australian troops in New Guinea. 2. Celebration as Chile joins the UN. 3. A record catch of herring in British Columbia. 4. A track meet at Madison Square Garden. 5. Navy's largest battleship is tested. 6. Australian soldiers on Timor Island attack Japanese positions.

MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS MANEUVER OFF PANAMA CANAL,1943: 1. Torpedo boats and fighter planes in mock battle. 2. Gens. Spaatz and Doolittle present U.S. Planes to French in North Africa. 3. College men practice rowing in Washington State. 4. A submarine crew refurbishes vessel. 5. Norway Prince and Princess open a Home for Norwegian refugees. 6. French battleship docks in the U.S. 7. Polish refugees reach Iran and establish a village.

FRENCH SAILORS WIN OVATION IN FIRST U.S. PARADE,1943: 1. French battleship passes N.Y.C.'s skyline. French sailors parade in N.Y.C. 2. Madame Chiang Kai-shek is welcomed by the Roosevelts. Mme. Chiang speaks to members in the House. 3. Allied tank destroyers blast German tanks in Tunisia. City officials surrender in Tripoli, Libya. 4. An armored division on the California desert.

BRITISH-U.S. AIR MISSION INSPECTS FAR EAST BASES,1943: 1. Gens. Arnold and Chennault inspect Chinese troops with Chiang Kai-shek. 2. U.S. Troops and nurses parade in Australia. 3. PBY rescues fliers drifting in the Pacific. 4. The Texas-to-Illinois pipeline. 5. Gliders are flown. 6. Madame Chiang Kai-shek is welcomed in N.Y.C. 7. Allied planes strafe equipment in Tunisia in Mediterranean Sea.

TWO NEW CRUISERS JOIN U.S. NAVY,1943: 1. The Biloxi and the Astoria are launched. 2. Work on a dam on Canada's Saguenay River. 3. Red Cross boxes for U.S. POWs are shipped. 4. Academy Awards are presented to James Cagney and Greer Garson. 5. Burned fir trees are transported. 6. Royal Air Force ground crews in training. 7. Italian women and children return to Italy. 8. Madame Chiang Kai-shek visits Wellesley College. 9. Allies in New Guinea.

U.S. ARMY PREPARES FOR INVASION OF EUROPE,1943: 1. U.S. Troops storm a beach in practice. 2. Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax converse with Sec. Of State Hull. 3. A steel life raft is tested. 4. Snowplows clear roads in Canada. 5. Army men unload mules. 6. Destroyer escorts and tankers are launched. 7. Coast Guardsmen patrol beaches. 8. Lend-lease tanks are used in Australia. 9. A volcano buries a town in Mexico.

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: National Archives and Records Administration
  • DVD Release Date: September 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B000W4O0KU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,694 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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