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Men on shore at PT Base in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific and U.S. Navy PT motor torpedo boats seen.

Men on shore at PT Base in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific. U.S. Navy PT motor torpedo boats seen in background. PT motor torpedo boats come near the pier. Sailors seen aboard. Men carry wounded soldier on a stretcher from PT boat to the pier. Several PT boats underway.

Date: 1944, March 12
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy PT motor torpedo boats seen in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific.

Several U.S. Navy PT motor torpedo boats in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific. Sailors seen aboard. PT boats approach the harbor. Men on shore. Men load supplies on PT motor torpedo boats. Men on deck of a PT motor torpedo boat. A sign reads 'Motor Torpedo Squadron'. Men in line outside the mess under an open tent.

Date: 1944, March 12
Duration: 5 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Doctor and corpsmen attend sick patients in Green Island Atoll.

Doctor and corpsmen attend sick patients at PT Base in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific. Medicine bottles neatly arranged. A man uses a stethoscope on a patient. Men lying on make shift beds. A sign reads 'Keep out.' A man enters a room in which medicines are stored. Man fills a jug with water.

Date: 1944, March 12
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men work in ordnance at PT Base in Green Island Atoll

Men work in ordnance and check the military material at PT Base in Green Island Atoll in South Pacific. Men work in communication huts. Officers briefed in operations tent.

Date: 1944, March 12
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Diagnosis of U.S. Army men suffering from dengue fever on an island in the South Pacific during World War II.

A film titled 'Breakbone Fever Dengue' shows U.S. Army personnel catching dengue fever on a South Pacific island during World War II. A U.S. Army medical officer reads out an official report on the outbreak of dengue in the South Pacific. U.S. troops on an island in the South Pacific. Men work on aircraft engines. Stationary planes on an airfield. U.S. soldiers on hospital beds and lined up outside a dispensary after catching up dengue fever. A close view of Aedes mosquito on human skin. Dengue casualties on hospital beds. Mosquito breeding places at a U.S. Army base shows water collected in rubbish heaps, fuel drums, coconut shells, cans and bottles and water in tires. A native village shows men walking towards a building in the background. Doctors examine patients in a hospital. The effects of dengue showing patients facing problems with eye movements and back pain. The body temperature chart of a patient. Men shows rash on the chest of a patient. A laboratory report after a diagnosis.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
2nd Sino-Japanese war, precursor to World War II in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor attack. Early phase of Pacific conflict between Japan and the U.S.

The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.

Date: 1942
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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