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U.S. engineers construct bridge on the Ledo Burma roads in South East Asia during Allied Invasion of France during World War 2

Bridge construction on the Ledo Burma roads in South East Asia during World War II on 5 August 1944. Aerial view of the flooded and damaged roads and bridges. United States engineers watch as the worker operates crane. They instruct the bridge building. Mountains in the background. Cable is pulled over tower by the block and tackle. Cable anchors are embedded in hillside caves. View of the completed suspension bridge. American and Chinese workers clear debris using bulldozer. Allied soldiers look at the map and discuss. Soldiers move with the horses loaded with their belongings. They cross flooded stream. Aircraft in flight. Supplies are dropped by parachutes on field.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of scenes related to the China-India-Burma theater during World War II

Two U.S. Pennsylvania class battleships underway at sea, with other warships in background, during World War 2. One fires to starboard with her 14-inch guns from the forward triple turrets. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers flying in formation over mountains. Glimpse of General Douglas MacArthur with General Joseph (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell in gunner's station of a bomber. Montage of brief glimpses showing U.S. forces engaging Japanese forces in: amphibious assaults; firing weapons in New Guinea and other Pacific islands. U.S. warship firing naval guns. U.S. ship firing at attacking Japanese aircraft, with sky full of black flak clouds. Admiral William (Bull) Halsey. Mitsubishi A6M Zero kamikaze aircraft blown up close to flight deck of U.S. aircraft carrier. It misses the ship and crashes in flames, exploding in the water, astern. U.S. General Joseph Stilwell, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, British Allied commander Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, photographed together in India. Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek seated for a picture with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Camera moves back revealing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, also seated. Behind them stand key allied military leaders, including (from the right) Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander-in-chief in India; Admiral Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia forces; George Giffard — commander of Eleventh Army Group; U.S. General Daniel Isom Sultan, deputy to General Stilwell; General Joseph Stilwell, Commander China-Burma-India (CBI) Command; and General Albert Coady Wedemeyer, Chiang Kai-Shek's Chief of Staff. General Joseph Stillwell is seen stepping from a military cargo plane, and being greeted by another officer. Stilwell is wearing a campaign hat. He has the CBI patch on his jacket shouder. A B-24 Liberator bomber takes off from a Chinese base at Liuchow, or possibly, Luiliang, China. (ostensibly carrying Chinese soldiers to India for training). U.S. marked P-40 aircraft are parked beside the runway. They display the shark teeth nose art of the Flying Tiger All volunteer Group of Claire Chennault. But this is 1944 and the aircraft are from the U.S. 23rd Fighter Group. Chinese soldiers are seen being armed and trained in India, with modern small arms. They are also seen fording a river with military supplies and moving in jeeps through jungle-like settings. Various views of Ledo Road construction in Burma. bulldozers, trucks, caterpillar tractors, explosives and men are shown in construction work. A jeep rides along a muddy section of the new road while U.S. and Chinese soldiers patrol on either side to protect it. Allied soldiers firing a small field piece. A C-47 aircraft airdrops supplies to the road builders. General Stilwell, standing with a Chinese officer, looks skyward at the aircraft. A C-46 Commando plane taking off from a field in India carrying supplies. Men loading a jeep aboard a C-46, plus ammunition and other supplies. Rare sight of supplies being loaded into nose cargo compartment of the one-of-a-kind XC-108A transport plane (modified B-17 bomber, tail number 41-2593). A formation of USAAF C-45 transport aircraft flying "over the Hump." Chinese P-36 Hawk aircraft in formation demonstrate firepower. Newly trained Chinese pilots marching and walking on flightline where solid-nose B-25s and P-40s are parked. Chinese and American pilots wave to each other from their P-40 aircraft. A B-25 takes off flanked by two P-40s. Bombs being dropped by Chinese B-25s. Japanese ship being strafed by Chinese fighter plane. Chinese laborers at work building an airfield without machinery. A large group pull a paving roller by hand. Chinese troops in combat with Japanese forces. One firing a Czech ZB vz. 26 light machine gun. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek addressing the U.S. Congress, 18 February, 1943.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A fog cover over a river and snow capped Altai mountains in Central Asia.

Documentary travelogue on the Altai mountains in Central Asia. A map of the area in Central Asia. Fog cover over a river in the mountains. Snow capped mountains in the background. A country bordering the river.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
British soldiers on African front,and Japanese fleet advancing,and the activities in Asian countries during World War 2

A film about the war activities in Africa and Asia during the World War II. Aerial view of the North African Front. The British soldiers fire artillery. The soldiers carry an injured soldier on a stretcher. El Alamein, Egypt : Officers salute a convoy of jeeps. The Japanese soldiers aboard a ship in the Pacific ocean. A soldier loads his gun. The soldiers salute. A Japanese aircraft takes off. Hong Kong: Troops advance along the bombed area as Hong Kong falls. Thailand: An officer signs pact. A dead body in water near a damaged bridge. Men in a boat. The soldiers enter a damaged building. The Japanese occupation in the various parts of Asia. Animation depicts the Allied forces swept along the Pacific. Soldiers on a U.S. war ship.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lord Louis Mountbatten meets and talks enlisted men of 51st Brigade of 25th Indian Division XV corps in Buthidaung, Burma

Lord Louis Mountbatten inspects the 51st Brigade of the 25th Indian Division XV corps in forward area of Buthidaung in Burma. British Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia comes. He shakes hand with an officer. Mountbatten speaks with the enlisted men. Lieutenant General S A M Browning, Chief of General staff of South East Asia Command (SEAC) accompanies Mountbatten.

Date: 1944, December 20
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People in canoes on a lake and at a resort in Altai mountain region in Central Asia.

The Altai mountains in Central Asia. The cattle graze on the mountains. A truck moves along a mountain road. Men and women walk through forest. People in canoes on a lake. People at a resort colony near the lake. Gardens and flowers. A group listens to a speaker as he delivers a lecture at a resort.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: Russian
 
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