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American submarine periscope view of wooded north east shores of Babelthuap Island, Palau.

Japanese shipping attacked by American submarine around Babelthuap Island, Palau. Periscope view of wooded shores. Formation of clouds. Trees on shores.

Date: 1945
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of World War II scenes, encompassing the allied Pacific campaigns and Big Three wartime meetings.

Allied campaigns against Japan during World War II. Animated map depicts battles for various islands in the Pacific like Guadalcanal, Palau, Mariana Islands. A map of the Philippines. United States troops invade the Philippines. Naval guns fire at a shore and flak bursts are seen. Dramatic shot of a Japanese Zero aircraft approaching U.S. Navy ships that are firing guns. The Japanese aircraft is hit at close range to the ship, a wing ruptures, it is consumed in fire and crashes with explosion in the sea beside the ship. Many landing craft with U.S. Army forces landing at beach on Leyte. Soldiers land and advance inland. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and President Sergio Osmena of the Philippines wade ashore. Native women and children on the island are assisted by U.S. forces and provided with food and protection. Following are meetings of wartime Allied leaders, shown briefly in the ending of the film: TC: 01: 39, Prime Minister Winston Churchill meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the battleship, USS Augusta, at Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Conference, 1941. Roosevelt stands at the railing, assisted by his son, Army Captain Elliot Roosevelt. TC: 01:41. Roosevelt and Churchill meeting with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, at the Cairo conference, in 1943. TC: 01:44. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill pose outside the Livadia Palace during the Yalta conference, 1945. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, American Ambassador Harriman, British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, and Churchill's daughter, Sarah, in uniform, are among those standing behind the seated Big Three. TC: 01:46, Delegates from 51 Nations gathered for the first meeting of the UN General Assembly,in Westminster Central Hall,London, England, in 1946.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 1st Marine Division invades the Palau Islands during World War II.

Film opens with animated map showing places in the Pacific near the island of Palau. A formation of U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers is seen in flight. Glimpse from the air of the Palau archipelago. Aerial view from a B-24 of its bombs exploding on the center of a Japanese airfield below. Aerial view of a U.S. Independence-class Aircraft carrier of Task Force 58. Officers and sailors on carrier island watch as a Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft takes off .from the aircraft displays geometric marking on its tail, known as a "G-symbol." In this case it is a large white diamond containing the airplane number inside another diamond. (The United States Navy Pacific Fleet, assigned G-Symbols to the CV and CVL class carriers of Task Force 58. These were assigned to each carrier and appeared on all aircraft operating from it. ) A formation of Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft flying above clouds. Closeup of one with diamond G-symbol and number on its tail. Broad view from the air of TBF Avenger aircraft in flight and Navy warships maneuvering in waters below. Sea level views of some warships in the Third Fleet. One is a Portland-class Cruiser. Wide aerial view of ships in the task force. Cruisers and battleships bombarding Palau and nearby targets. Closeup of heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA 28) firing her port side 5 inch 25 caliber guns and 40 mm A/A guns from the stern.. A TBF Avenger dive bombs a shore target. More views of warships with shells bursting in background. Shells bursting at the shoreline. Closeup glimpse of marines in landing craft U.S. Marine Corps LVT(A)4 Amphibious Tanks heading toward the beach on September 15, 1944. An LCI(L) Landing Craft Infantry (Large) firing close to shore. Shells striking shoreline installations. View from aircraft of landing craft speeding toward the beach and many more maneuvering offshore. Closeup of marines moving about on the shore of Palau with smoke rising and sounds of gunfire. A marine running through foliage at the shore. Marines manning a command post and communications center in the jungle. Marines firing rifles from a tree line. One firing a Browning M1919 machine gun and another throwing a hand grenade. Marines firing rifle grenades. Marines move forward and encounter a dead Japanese soldier lying next to his flame thrower. They reach the edge of the airfield, where two Japanese aircraft are just barely seen. They walk past dead Japanese at a machine gun emplacement. More views of Marines fighting at the edge of the airfield, and entering into the open area of the field, where fires are burning. .Wrecked Japanese aircraft are seen on the field. Marine infantry cross the field behind an M4 Sherman tank. Barges are seen carrying construction cranes and equipment to the island. A tracked crane drives onto the airfield. Bulldozers work on the edge of the airfield. A power shovel fills trucks with coral deposit material for resurfacing the airfield. Trucks dumping their contents at the field. Bulldozers and earth scrapers level the airfield surface. A TBF Avenger aircraft is the first to land on the unpaved airfield.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States capture various islands in the Pacific Theater after defeating the Japanese during World War II.

Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of a building in Tehran, Iran where the Tehran Conference took place in 1943. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated outside the building after the conference. A map depicts United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. U.S. troops land at the Marshal Islands. Troops fire and advance in Palau islands. Soldiers wade through water. Flakes burst and explosions occur at sea near Saipan. U.S. troops advance inland in Guam. A blind soldier walks.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American submarine attacks Japanese ship around Palau Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese shipping attacked by American submarine around Palau Island in the Pacific. Japanese ship is seen in the distance smoking and on fire after having been hit by 4'' shell fire from U.S. Navy submarine. Views as submarine gradually approaches the burning ship. Column of smoke rises from the Japanese ship. Water waves roll over the stern of the surfaced American submarine, underway, as camera continues to focus on the hit Japanese ship in the distance. Clip closes with a brief shot of few floating remains of the ship at very close distance.

Date: 1945
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Periscope view from American submarine attacking Japanese freighter underway around Palau Island, Pacific Ocean.

Japanese shipping attacked by American submarine around Palau Island in the Pacific. Periscope view of Japanese freighter hit by torpedoes. Freighter is seen prior to torpedo hit for a few seconds, and then a large explosion is seen and the freighter throws up billows of smoke. Periscope view continues to track target ship which appears to be sinking rapidly. A second explosion and then a third dramatic explosion is seen as the target ship is sinking.

Date: 1945
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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