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Republcan Thomas E. Dewey and incumbent Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, compete in 1944 U.S. Presidential election during World War II

The 1944 U.S. Presidential election in 1944, during World War 2. Newsboy hawks newspaper extra edition, with headline referring to "Nip and Tuck" race. View of Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, at twilight, as lights begin to turn on. Wooden barricades seen set up in front of some establishments to protect against damage from large crowds anticipated as election returns come in. Moving illuminated sign on the Times building reads: "Nearly 45 per cent of Bronx and Manhattan voters said to have cast ballots." Two men look up at the sign. Officials open a voting machine and begin to report information. At another location officials remove paper ballots from their precinct box. A radio announcer reviewing results and reporting them over the air. A woman is seen entering voter returns in chalk, on a national tote board. Citizens gathered to watch results. American soldier listening to results over a radio, in Italy and France. Newscasters reporting on radio as the returns come in. An American family seated in their living room listening to voting returns reports on their radio. Crowds surging in Times Square as returns indicate likely victory for Roosevelt. Crowd in Times Square including many American service members in uniform.

Date: 1944, November 7
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various cities in Europe being liberated from Nazi occupation during World War II.

Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. People gathered outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy celebrate their liberation from Nazi occupation. Allied soldiers in trucks move past the cheering crowds. Pope Pius XII addresses the people from a balcony. Victory parade in Paris, France at the Arc de Triomphe on 26 August, 1944. People cheer as they carry banners. In Bucharest, Romania soldiers loaded onto trucks drive past crowds cheering after their liberation. On 3 September, 1944 people cheer on the streets of Brussels, Belgium as Allied troops enter. In Belgrade, Yugoslavia on October 20, 1944 people celebrate their liberation. In Athens, Greece women carry a Greek flag and a flag being hoisted after their liberation.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops land at Anzio and launch of all out assault in Italy during World War II.

Allied campaign in Italy during World War 2. Supreme Commander of the Allied forces General Dwight D. Eisenhower emerges from War Room tent, with General Mark Clark, on the central front in Italy. An officer briefs the General. A map of Italy depicts the location of Cassino and Rome. The map depicts the course of the Rapido River and the Allied strategy to drive away the Germans from the area. Allied soldiers fight in the streets and at "Hangmans Hill". British soldiers in combat. British medics try to assist a wounded comrade. Damaged buildings and wounded soldiers. A map of Italy depicts Allied landings at Anzio. An LST ( Landing Ship Tank) beached at Anzio as American and British troops unload. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring of Germany. Allied equipment advances in Anzio. German soldier divisions are seen advancing on roads to attack the new Allied threat to their flank. German Luftwaffe fighters seen overhead as they bomb an Allied convoy in a harbor in Anzio. Aerial closeup of German Junkers JU 87 dive bomber aircraft as it dives toward Allied ships. On ship view of Allied navy guns on ships opening fire on attacking Nazi German airplanes. View from beach of may explosions at and near Allied ships in harbor. Aerial view of formation of German aircraft diving toward battle. Closeup view of British antiaircraft gun operator as he sights cross hairs and presses foot control to open fire on German aircraft. Buildings and military vehicles near Allies on beach blown up and on fire during air raid. A DUKW ( amphibious truck ) burns in a street. Allied soldiers fight against the Germans, holding the beach. The Allies lay down an artillery barrage. Dead and injured soldiers of the Allied Army. Ship packed with injured U.S. Army soldiers on the deck moves toward a hospital ship anchored off shore. Allied prisoner soldiers (most American POWs) taken prisoner by the Germans are marched on a street under German guard. In Cassino, Germans continue to hold Benedictine Monastery atop hill in Cassino. Aerial view of American B-27 bomber aircraft as Allied air raid drops bombs on and near the Abbey to drive out the Germans. Bombs impact and billows of smoke rise up. Nearly 543 Allied aircraft bombard the city of Cassino one month later to attack the remaining Nazis. Allied forces prepare for an all out assault. Supply convoys seen moving on roads toward front. British and Polish troops marching toward front. Additional American forces marching. French Expeditionary Corps soldiers taking up positions. Equipment arrives and soldiers being regrouped for the assault. The assault is launched and Allied artillery fire seen lighting up the sky at night with brilliant flashes and explosions on May 11, 1944. Allied commander Field Marshal Harold Alexander looks on as Allied forces push forward on the morning of May 12.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops shatter the Gustav Line as they take over Cassino in Italy during World War II.

Allied campaign in Italy during World War II. A map of Italy depicts how the Allied Army shattered the Gustav Line and the Allied attack on Cassino. Soldiers fire artillery in Cassino. On May 18th 1944 Cassino fell resulting in Allied victory. Prisoners of war being taken. Dead German soldiers on streets. German soldiers seated together appearing dejected and exhausted. A map of Italy depicts Allied activities along the coast of Italy on May 23. Allied soldiers smile.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces Troop Carrier crews assemble for briefing in Italy prior to the invasion of Southern France in World War II

American Troop Carrier crews gather for a briefing on August 14, 1944, the day before the Operation Dragoon invasion of Southern France, in World War 2. The captions then refer to their return to the UK later that month, and to the United States in October 1944. The air crews are seen assembled outdoors at an airfield in Italy. The weather is hot and some of them are without shirts. Some wear Khaki shorts. Views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, taken when some aircrew members return to the United States in October 1944.

Date: 1944, August 14
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of U.S. World War II combat scenes focusing primarily on the foot soldier (Infantry)

U.S. Army infantry patiently making their way on foot at various places in Europe and the Pacific during World War 2. Troops under fire during an amphibious assault. Others employing small arms in fire fights. American soldier firing a Browning 30 caliber light machine gun from a protected position. The American flag planted at a beachhead on a Pacific island. Landing craft in the background. Infantry moving widely spread out across a field. A line of soldiers standing side-by-side firing their rifles toward an enemy position. Closeup glimpse of soldier with fixed bayonet on his rifle. Flamethrower being employed. A soldier throwing a hand grenade. Another firing a bazooka from prone position in woods. Other infantrymen employing weapons, including: machine gun; mortar; a light howitzer artillery piece. A soldier sharpening his knife on a ground stone. Aerial view of amphibious assault underway below. Closeups of infantry in fast moving landing craft Views of many wading ashore from landing craft in a shallow bay. Lines of infantry wading ashore from a Landing Craft Infantry Large (Number 747) in a Pacific campaign. Closeups of soldiers reaching shore. A formation of Waco CG-4A gliders in flight, and then some seen landing in plowed fields of Normandy on D-Day, 1944. One noses over and remains tail upright after a rough landing. Infantry moving under fire. Some cluster for protection next to a Sherman tank. Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark briefing officers with pointer and very large tactical map, in the open, in Italy in 1944. U.S. infantry moving under fire in rugged terrain of Italy. Troops moving casually past a fallen enemy soldier. Closeups of individual soldiers making their way past the camera and taking a break. One of their wounded seen on a litter in the background. Infantry moving along a dusty road and then slogging through a muddy stretch. A soldier with numerous cans of combat film, at a War Department repository. An army Signal Corps clerk reviews caption sheets that accompany the combat films. Infantrymen gathered at side of a hill and later digging foxholes in fields. Lines of infantry moving forward in rugged terrain, with pack horses behind them. Infantry moving in concert with advancing armor. Individual soldiers moving under heavy enemy fire. A grenade explodes and American soldier fires his rifle, striking fleeing enemy soldier who falls. Soldiers firing a 75mm M1 Pack Howitzer; rifles; and a flame thrower. Infantry seated in a line of DUKW amphibious trucks. A soldier in heavy cold weather gear, eating from his mess kit at a fox hole he prepared in snowy area. his trenching tool sits next to him. In contrast, soldiers are seen helping civilian refugees moving through rice paddy area somewhere in the Pacific. One carries a small child. A shift change at a U.S. war plant, shows thousands of workers . Lines of miners heading to work. Men and women punching time clocks as they leave after their work shift. Closeups of American men and women engaged in war production work of various kinds. Split screen shows war plant workers on one side and formations of soldiers on the other. Cemetery with grave stones of fallen American service personnel. One is marked "Unknown." Animated chart showing rising war production against backdrop of factories emitting smoke from chimneys.

Date: 1944
Duration: 9 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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