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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.

MACARTHUR RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES,1944: 1. Naval guns bombard the beaches of Leyte. Gens. MacArthur and Wainwright. 2. Red Cross personnel pack food for Americans imprisoned in Germany. 3. Cadets parade at Uruguay's military academy in Montevideo. 4. A MARK I calculator at Harvard University. 5. Marines capture pillboxes and dugouts on Peleliu Island. 6. The 5th Army breaks through the Gothic line in Italy.

U.S.S. IOWA JOINS THE NAVY,1944: 1. A Navy Day parade in Washington, D.C., and the battleship Iowa joining a Pacific fleet. 2. Eleanor Roosevelt views an exhibition of paintings by service men held in New York city. 3. Boys in Maryland grade schools attend sewing and cooking classes. 4. Battle shots of Marines in the Pacific. 5. German troops flee through the streets of Antwerp. The Belgian underground sabotages German vehicles. U.S. Troops enter the city. Artillery and aerial bombardment precedes the 1st Army as U.S. Troops occupy Aachen.

ROOSEVELT WINS,1944: 1. Americans voting in various cities. Crowds in Times Square follow the returns. Gov. Dewey concedes defeat and President Roosevelt receives congratulations at Hyde Park. 2. Delegates from 51 nations meet at an aviation conference in Chicago. 3. The Navy bombards Japanese positions on Leyte. Landing craft reach the beaches. Gen. MacArthur and President Osmena wade ashore. U.S. Troops advance on the island. 4. The 3rd Army advances near Metz behind artillery and tanks. Gens. Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley meet.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT RETURNS TO WASHINGTON,1944: 1. President Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Henry Wallace ride from Union Station to the White House. F.D.R. visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 2. Mail for U.S. Troops is sorted at a N.Y.C. post office and at the front. 3. U.S. Troops advance on Leyte. U.S. And Japanese ships battle in the Philippine Sea. Adm. Nimitz speaks after the naval victory. 4. Trucks carry military supplies to the front lines in operation "Red Ball Express."

BATTLE OF ANGAUR ISLAND,1944: 1. An amphibious landing on Angaur Island in the Palau group. U.S. Troops advance behind tanks and artillery. 2. Chief Justice Stone and Andrei Gromyko are present as the Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Is buried in Arlington, Va. The procession from the Turkish Embassy to the cemetery. 3. Under Sec. Of State Stettinius and Gromyko speak at a U.S.-U.S.S.R. Rally in Madison Square Garden. Joseph E. Davies and Lord Halifax are present. 4. U.S. Troops enter Aachen and capture German soldiers.

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: National Archives and Records Administration
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B000W9VX7S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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