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Japanese forces capture Corregidor, Philippines; Bataan Death March; Pacific supply lines to allies in Australia in World War

Japanese forces fire artillery at Corregidor. Smoke rising from Corregidor under bombardment. Japanese troops land on Corregidor, Philippines Islands, May 5 1942. A soldier watches enemies' action through binoculars. Soldiers fire artillery in the field. General Wainwright surrenders. He sits with other officers and Japanese officers and discusses. Japanese soldiers lower the American flag and then bonzai cheer and celebrate their victory. They raise the Japanese flag. Captured Americans departing Mariveles on Bataan Death March, under Japanese guard. Map shows Japanese targets for invasion in other areas like Malay, Borneo, and New Guinea. Close up view of Japanese soldier's face. Briefing documents labeled Secret are opened and reviewed. Airplanes on the ground. U.S. And Australian troops march in Australia. Animated globe shows different countries. View of armament and artillery production factory operation in the United States supplying war materiel. Close up views of faces of war production workers. Animation and models shows a supply line through which supplies are transferred to Australia. Lockheed P-38 Lightning wrapped in camouflage is lowered onto a transport ship deck. U.S. Army tank loaded onto ship and American troops go ashore in Australia. United States planes bomb and sink Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea on March 2, 1943. View of American machine gunner firing machine gun from aircraft in flight toward enemy Japanese ships. Cockpit point of view shot out of American aircraft as it bombs and strafes Japanese ship. Bombs away view as U.S. aircraft release bombs. Smoke rises from the burning Japanese ships. General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz meet and discuss strategy and review maps. Animation shows different potential routes for American forces to return to the Philippines.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers in Australia gather and listen to V-Discs

V-Discs used by United States soldiers in Australia. Cartoon of V-discs destination to Australia. Soldiers take out record from cover gathered around a record player at a camp

Date: 1943, November
Duration: 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Australian Army jungle warfare training school students carry a wounded to hospital in Canungra, Australia

Australian Army jungle warfare training school students trained in jungle warfare in Canungra, Australia. Australian students carry a wounded soldier to a base hospital in an improvised raft of branches, leaves and blankets. Four Australian soldiers move the raft through the water. A litter case being moved across the stream through ropes and pulleys.Australian Army jungle warfare training school students trained in jungle warfare in Canungra, Australia. Australian students carry a wounded soldier to a base hospital in an improvised raft of branches, leaves and blankets. Four Australian soldiers move the raft through the water. A litter case being moved across the stream through ropes and pulleys.

Date: 1943, February 6
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Cartons of movie film are loaded onto an airplane at Mitchel Field, New York. for shipping to North Africa and Australia

U.S. Army Overseas Motion Picture Service in North Africa and Australia. A runway on Mitchel Field, New York. A stationary airplane. A vehicle loaded with cartons is stopped beside the airplane. Cartons of movie film are loaded on the airplane for U.S. Army Overseas Motion Picture Service in North Africa and Australia. A sergeant puts film cartons into the airplane. Lieutenant T. H. Tennant checks the shipment.

Date: 1943, April
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American soldiers and Australian soldiers arrive in Buna, New Guinea during the Battle of Buna-Gona.

A film on the Battle of Buna-Gona in New Guinea during World War II. A map showing distance of Buna from Australia and Port Moresby. Thick jungles in Buna-Gona. American soldiers arriving in aircraft. The troops in trucks. An aircraft in flight. The soldiers inside the aircraft. Men trained in Australia. The aircraft arrives at a field. Australian soldiers get out of the aircraft. The soldiers and Papuan natives in the field. The natives carrying supplies move across a marshy area in the jungle. The soldiers holding guns crossing a water body. The soldiers moving across a bridge. The soldiers among the trees. The soldiers and the natives working to build a log bridge in the jungle. An M-3 tank moving on the bridge with a soldier atop the tank. Other soldiers watching the tank. Engineers building another bridge in the jungle. The Papuan natives carrying the supplies move on a path in the jungle. The natives wading through a water body. The 114th Engineers building a native-type hut. Wounded soldiers are carried on stretchers on the bridges by the natives and are evacuated. The soldiers and the natives beside the hut drinking from cups. The natives watch the soldiers. Several soldiers seated on the ground. A few soldiers inside the hut planning their action.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A USAAF P-38 Lightning aircraft warms up and taxis on a runway in Australia during World War II.

The 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in Australia during World War 2. A camera repair truck driving up to an airplane. Camera repairmen load magazines in a United States Army Air Force P-38 Lightning photographic airplane (P-38E/F-4 Lightning serial 41-2156, "Limpin' Lizzie"). A pilot ( possibly 2LT Harold Moffat) arrives in a jeep and inspects the airplane. A gasoline truck fills the tank on the airplane. The pilot climbs on a wing and puts on a parachute and then gets in the cockpit. The pilot seated in the cockpit. He does a radio check with the communication tent. The P-38 warms up. The aircraft taxis.

Date: 1943, May 11
Duration: 5 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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