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War Pictorial News, 1943, v.2 (Release 95, 99, 102)
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(Jun 30, 2008)
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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. Part 1, armor of the Brit. 8th Army crosses the Libyan border into Tunisia, and rolls through the streets of a Tunisian city. Part 2 shows training maneuvers of Brit. paratroops and glider troops. Part 3, Haile Selassie reviews inf. and pack mules of the British-trained Ethiopian Army. Light mountain howitzers are fired. Part 4, on the Union of S. Africa's contribution to the Brit. war effort: S. African naval cadets tie knots and row boats. Coastal guns are fired during a defense drill. Motor torpedo boats maneuver at sea. Shows a convoy at sea and S. African troops debarking at a port. Part 2, On the fighting in and around Stalingrad. Russ. inf. move through the ruins of the city; artillery is fired from its outskirts. Russ. inf. charge forward passing Ger. dead lying in the snow. Russ. Gens. Rokossovski and Voronov observe the action. Russ. artillery and machine guns are fired point blank into ruined buildings; Gers. file out to surrender. Shows Ger. dead, closeups of Romanian Gen. Dimitru and Ger. Gens. von Paulus and Schmidt, and panoramic views of masses of Ger. POW's being marched to the rear. Part 3, On the battle for Tunisia. Shows an Allied convoy at sea; troops, trucks, tanks, and materiel being unloaded at a North African port; and naval antiaircraft driving off German planes. Roads are repaired and German POW's marched to the rear. Allied soldiers mingle with civilians in rubbled Gabes. British armor rolls through El Hamma. Generals Alexander and Montgomery confer with Air Marshal Broadhurst. "Spitfires" take off; a German installation is bombed. British troops repair a captured airstrip. Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery shake hands. Tanks advance; artillery and mortars are fired. British paratroops debark from transports. Fighter planes land on an airstrip. From the Office of War Information's "War Pictorial News" Collection. This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material. When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
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