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United News, Release 61-65 (1943) WAR IN SOUTH PACIFIC, BOMBING AXIS OIL FIELDS

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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.

LATEST FILMS FROM GENERAL MACARTHUR IN NEW GUINEA,1943: 1. Gen. MacArthur is driven to the New Guinea front. A B-24 plane sinks a Japanese ship off the island. 2. Coast Guard horsemen patrol the Atlantic coast. 3. Chiang Kai-shek reviews a U.N. parade in Chungking. Mule trains cross Tibet with supplies for China. 4. Australians test U.S. Jeeps. 5. Tanks are given final tests and loaded on ships.

LATEST WAR FILMS FROM U.S. FORCES IN SOUTH PACIFIC,1943: 1. Liberator bombers strike Japanese on a Pacific island and U.S. Troops land. Tractors clear jungle for an airstrip. 2. Chinese work in a California shipyard. 3. Swedish track star runs a record mile in the Harvard University stadium. 4. 7th Army troops advance through Sicilian villages. 5. Railroads in Rome are bombed. 6. Roosevelt speaks of the Fascist decline in Italy.

FIRST U.S. ARMY WOMEN ARRIVE IN ENGLAND,1943: 1. Col. Hobby reviews a Women's Army Corps parade. WAC tours the european countryside. 2. Commercial movies are converted to 16mm for showing at Army posts. Personages Ann Miller, Greer Garson, Linda Darnell, John Garfield, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Heddy Lamar. 3. Trout are sorted and graded at a Canadian fish hatchery. 4. Filipino troops in the U.S. Army are issued bolo knives. 5. Naval air cadets practice landings on a modified freighter on one of the Great Lakes. 7. Gen. Patton enters Palermo, Sicily.

AMERICAN BOMBERS SMASH AXIS OIL FIELDS IN ROMANIA,1943: 1. 175 Liberator bombers based in Libya bomb Ploesti. Gen. Lewis Brereton. 2. Churchill and family are greeted in Quebec by Mackenzie King. 3. Gen. Stilwell presents the Legion of Merit to Chiang Kai-shek. 4. 15 members of one family who work at the Kaiser Ship Yards. 5. Convalescing sailors sightsee in the Yosemite Valley. 6. Gen. Patton is welcomed in Sicily. Army engineers construct mountain highways. Captured Germans.

HAMBURG, NAZI WAR CENTER, BLASTED BY BOMBS,1943: 1. 8th Air Force planes bomb Hamburg by day and fight off German fighters on their return to England. Royal Air Force (RAF) planes prepare for a night mission. 2. The aircraft carrier Wasp is launched. 3. "Volo Song" at Goshen, New York. 4. Scenes at the Quebec Conference. Personages Roosevelt, Churchill, Adms. King and Mountbatten, Gens. Marshall, Arnold, and Portal, T.V. Soong, Mackenzie King. 5. U.S. Planes bomb Bismarck Islands, and destroyers shell Solomon Islands.

This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.

The content summary for this DVD is adapted from an historical description provided by the government agency or donor at the time of production release.


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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: B000VSP4CK
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