United News, Release 43-48 1943 WWII: FIGHT FOR AFRICA
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(Apr 18, 2013)
Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.
Part of the United News collection, a World War II news series created to boost support at home and abroad.
LATEST FILMS OF ALLIED DRIVE IN NORTH AFRICA [ETC.], 1943. 1. The British 8th Army advances through mud in Tunisia. Shows Gen. Eisenhower. 2. Chinese air cadets train and graduate in the U.S. 3. Marines return from a raid on a Japanese outpost. 4. Ammunition and tank destroyers are manufactured; amphibious equipment tested; trucks transport food and equipment. 5. Tests of a 240mm howitzer.
ALLIES WIN SEA, AIR BATTLE IN FIGHT FOR AFRICA [ETC.], 1943. 1. An allied convoy lands reinforcements in Africa. German dive bombers are beaten. 2. A portable X-ray machine is used at war. 3. President Roosevelt in the White House. 4. Princess Martha of Norway and Eleanor Roosevelt open a Red Cross drive. 5. Russian pictures show fighting in Stalingrad.
NAZI WAR PLANTS BLASTED BY R.A.F. IN NIGHT RAIDS [ETC.], 1943. 1. Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers strike Germany. 2. The destroyer Sullivan is launched. 3. Tanks are tested over an obstacle course. 4. Madame Chiang Kai-shek speaks in the Hollywood Bowl. 5. An army rescue squad uses a life boat to rescue airmen. 6. Paratroopers jump in practice mission carrying their mascots (Boxer pups). 7. Canadian artillery units practice.
U.S. VICE-PRESIDENT CHEERED ON TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA [ETC.], 1943. 1. Henry Wallace is greeted in Santiago, Chile by President Rios. 2. American bombers patrol the Aleutian Islands. 3. Torpedoes are manufactured. Henry Kaiser and Eleanor Roosevelt witness the launching of an aircraft carrier at a Pacific coast shipyard. 4. Military supplies for Alaskan bases are portaged around rapids in northern Canada. 5. Allied planes obliterate a Japanese convoy.
ROOSEVELT INSPECTS U.S. ARMY CAMPS [ETC.], 1943. 1. Pres. Roosevelt at camps and air fields. 2. Aircraft carriers are used to transport army planes. 3. Allied troops bomb and capture land in Tunisia. U.S. and German tanks battle. German planes attack U.S. positions.
CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF U.S. HAILED IN LATIN AMERICA [ETC.], 1943. 1. Henry Wallace riding in many parades in Latin American cities. President and Mrs. Roosevelt and President Camacho review a parade in Monterrey, Mexico. 2. Greek volunteers, French Foreign Legion troops, and French colonial troops are assembled on the docks of Algiers. Shows allied troops advancing through mud in Tunisia. 3. B-25 planes take off from the carrier Hornet to bomb Japan. In Chungking Chiang Kai-shek greets Doolittle.
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