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Japanese bombers strike Port Darwin, Australia, during World War II.

Japanese bombing of Darwin, Australia in World War 2. Animated map showing line of Japanese attack from the RyukYu Islands to Darwin, Australia. Japanese MitsubishiG4M1 (Betty) long range bombers being readied at a Japanese air base. They take off on mission to bomb Port Darwin.Those on ground wave goodbye to them. View through nose greenhouse of a bomber. Bombers in formation. View of pilot and copilot in cockpit. More views of formation flying over clouds. Pilot with hands on control yoke. A note in Japanese fastened to the cockpit window. Crew members take lunch break while underway. Crew of bomber seen in warm clothing and on oxygen, as they proceed at a higher altitude.Radio operator keys message. Gunner at his station. The bombers begin their bomb run over Port Darwin. Bomb seen dropping from the aircraft, and striking the airfield of the Australian Naval Base on the coast.

Date: 1942, March 16
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok in Thailand.

Animated map of Pacific region shows spreading Japanese offensive in the Southwest Pacific, flashes of Manila, Hong Kong, and the Malay jungle. People on the streets in Manila, Philippines. A boat in water. Scenes of Hong Kong port. People in markets. Scenes of Malaysia and Singapore. Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok. Scenes in Makassar on Celebes and on Sumatra. Japanese fleet at sea and planes in air. Japanese troops boarding landing craft from transports. Going ashore under cover of naval bombardment. Machine gunners and automatic rifleman firing. Infantry charging. Animated map of Pacific region. Japanese planes bombing Port Darwin in Australia. (World War II period).

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Japanese naval convoy under American fire and Japanese planes drop bombs on Darwin, Australia.

Map Shows location of Port Darwin in Australia. A Japanese naval convoy is under attack by U.S. Planes. Heavy splashes and explosions in water. A Japanese sailor aboard a ship looks through his binoculars. Japanese infantry advances through the New Guinea jungle. A bombed hangar. Wrecked planes inside the hangar. Japanese plane takes off from an airport recently captured from the Americans. Japanese troops inside bombers flying at a high altitude above Darwin. Japanese bombers drop bombs on Darwin. Heavy smoke rises from the explosions. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Japanese bombers take off to attack Port Darwin, Australia, during World War II

"Bombing Raid on Port Darwin". An animated map with Japanese writing shows course of Japanese Air Force bombing mission (probably from Poeloeti-Penfui Airfield, West Timor) against Port Darwin, Australia, during World War 2. Japanese Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bombers taking off on the mission. Airmen on the field wave their hats at the departing planes. View from nose greenhouse of a bomber breaking ground on takeoff. Formation of G4Ms in flight. View inside, of pilots in cockpit. Pilot holding control yoke. Japanese writing on cloth fastened near right cockpit window.Crew members eating lunch en route in flight.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Japanese troops advance in New Guinea and bomb Port Darwin in Australia.

A map shows areas of conflict between the Allied and Japanese in the South Pacific. Japanese warships cruising in heavy seas off New Guinea. Japanese soldiers aboard the ship. Explosions in the water. New Guinea shoreline. Japanese troops with the Japanese flag advance through Salamaua in New Guinea. Destroyed Allied hangars and planes. Japanese planes take off. Pilots in the planes take refreshments. Japanese planes bomb Port Darwin on the north Australian coast. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
As the United States enters World War II, U.S. military forces are seen, deployed in various places throughout the world.

American troops are seen in arctic gear moving on skis through blustery snowy weather in Iceland, during World War 2. They were sent in 1941 to relieve British troops occupying Iceland since 1940, during World War II. A guard post at the American camp, with Quonset Hut in background. Closeup of U.S. sentry in arctic gear holding rifle with bayonet affixed. View from above, of numerous tents partially covered with snow in the American camp. Change of scene shows U.S. troops disembarking from transport ships at the British Isles. They march with their combat gear onto a square where Army trucks wait to transport them inland. Another scene shows the American troops, viewed from behind, parading in London. Other scenes show them marching in various areas of London. Saint Paul’s cathedral is seen in the background of one scene. A large number of American M3 Stuart Light tanks move on a railroad train in Britain. Scene shifts to the Middle East, where railroad cars and various military supplies for Russia are be offloaded from American ships. A Russian officer is seen signing receipts for war materiel, from a U.S. Army Technical Sergeant. A row of American Army trucks are lined up behind them. The Russian and American exchange salutes, and shake hands. Next, a troop ship carrying American troops is seen arriving at a port in India, where they disembark with their gear. An American Army Sergeant in a pith helmet pays attention to a little Indian girl. Scene shifts to China, in 1942, where Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault, Commander of the China Air Task Force, of the Tenth Air Force, that replaced the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), is seen with Brigadier General Caleb V. Haynes, Commander of the India Air Task Force. A colonel joins their discussions. A Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber is parked behind them. View of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter planes, with Flying Tiger markings, parked on a flight line. A B-24 bomber landing on a runway, between hills, deep in China. Closeup of Nationalist China Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, saluting. Huge numbers of Chinese troops assembling in a formation. Next, an expeditionary force of American troops is seen arriving on a troop ship in Australia. They line the ship’s deck and wave. General Douglas MacArthur arriving in Australia to assume the office of Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area (SWPA). .Glimpses of U.S. Navy activities in Australia: setting up defenses of islands; unpacking a Kingfisher float plane and making it ready for use on a desert island. The final segments of the film show American forces in August ,1942 sailing to Adak in the Aleutian Islands, to strengthen American defenses there. Troops seen descending by rope ladder from the American transport ship USS J Franklin Bell (PA-34), into her landing craft for deployment on Adak Island. Scenes of landing craft reaching the beach and offloading troops, vehicles, and supplies. View of beach filled with supplies. One landing craft is clearly marked with ""P34" showing that it belongs to the USS J Franklin Bell ( later reclassified as APA-16).

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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