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Announcer speaks invasion news into the microphone in New Caledonia, Australia and New Caledonia residents react. French dub.

(French dub) An announcer speaks invasion news into the microphone in New Caledonia, Australia. United States and French military personnel and civilians read news of invasion posted to outdoor bulletin board. Person holds up a copy of Yank magazine. Interviewer discusses invasion news with a French soldier and a New Caledonian housewife. Men and women go upstairs in a building. Women talk amongst themselves. Man teaches children outside a school. Girls on the bicycles on the street. Other civilians in discussion on the street. French flag on standard.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
On New Caledonia, near Australia, residents learn news of D-Day invasion of France and react to the news.

An announcer speaks invasion news into the microphone in New Caledonia, Australia. United States and French military personnel and civilians read news of invasion which is posted to outdoor bulletin board. Interviewer discusses invasion news with a French soldier and a New Caledonian housewife who supported the Free French Forces. Men and women go upstairs in a building. Women talk amongst themselves. Man teaches children outside a school. Girls on the bicycles on the street. Other civilians in discussion on the street. French flag on standard.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States 7th Air Force B-25 Mitchell bombers destroy Japanese targets on islands in the Pacific in World War II.

U.S. Army Air Forces operations in Pacific theater during World War 2. Animation shows locations of U.S. 13th Air Force on New Caledonia and U.S. 5th Air Force on Australia. Map shows Hawaii. Main gate at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. U.S. 7th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft takes off from Hickam AFB. Animation shows the flight of bombers. Jeeps along a jungle highway. Sign on tree reads 'Ohare Field'. Gun crew clean machine guns. 75 mm canon in nose of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 being cleaned by ground crew. B-25 takes off from Coral airstrip. B-25s in formation. B-25s in flight firing cannons. B-25s strafing Japanese airfields.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
War supplies transported by the U.S. Army and the U.S. soldiers land in islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

War equipment and supplies transported to different parts by the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Animation of a map depicts the routes taken by the ships to supply war equipment in different parts of the world. Men load supplies on donkeys. The donkeys loaded with supplies walk through rocky terrain. An aircraft loaded with supplies in flight. A warship in the Atlantic Ocean. A soldier observes through a binoculars. An aircraft in flight overhead the ship drops bombs. Explosions in water as bombs are dropped. A convoy of ships. American soldiers land in England. The soldiers disembark from the ships. A soldier carries supplies out of the ship. New Caledonia : Soldiers march out of a warship. The soldiers wave standing at the ship rail. Soldiers march holding flag of the United States. Flag of New Caledonia and the United States hanging out of a building. Iran : A stencil mark of USSR on a crate shows materials arrived from Soviet Union. Two soldiers greet and salute each other. Two soldiers standing in front of a vehicle talk. Egypt : Soldiers walk on a gangplank to unload supplies from a ship. Trucks parked. A train pulls past the trucks parked. A U.S. aircraft carrying cargo in flight. A U.S. aircraft stationed. Animation depicts the air routes of the U.S. Army air transport command. Men carry aircraft parts. Men stack crates. A U.S. aircraft drops supplies in isolated areas of New Guinea. Men look skywards as the aircraft drops supplies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero fighter plane being tested at Wright Field, Ohio, during World War II

Army Air Forces records describe this as flight tests conducted at Wright Field on a Japanese Mitsubishi Type 0 MK2-SSF Hamp fighter plane, Army Air Forces (AAF) No. EB-201. (Recognized later, as a variant of the Zero, these Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 planes were renamed "Zeke 32.") Flight tests were made from January 9th to March 10th, 1944, to compare this aircraft with AAF fighters and to verify tests made in Australia by the Special Duties and Performance Flight of T.S.-7, Directorate of Technical Services, Melbourne. Test pilot in the cockpit with engine running. Closeup of pilot (possibly Captain Ralph C. Hoewing, who became first Commandant of the AAF Test Pilot School). He takes off from the airfield. and is seen in flight. Various aerial views of the Zero are seen including: flying overhead and from above as it flies over Ohio farmland. The pilot enters a shallow climb; and is seen from above and behind. He performs a slow descending roll. Finally, he buzzes the airfield at low altitude and high speed, and then brings the aircraft in for a smooth landing. (Note: This aircraft was rebuilt by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm Airfield, Brisbane, Australia, from the wrecks of five Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zeke's captured at Buna, New Guinea, during the war.) [ Ref. WWW. hangar7.org.au ]

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. soldiers disembark from landing crafts and practice invasion of Philippines in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

U.S. troops practice invasion of Philippines in Guadalcanal,Solomon Islands and Naumea, New Caledonia during World War II. Landing crafts loaded with U.S. troops head for beach during pre-invasion practice. U.S. troops of 25th Infantry Division, 161st Regimental Combat Team come down cargo nets and load aboard LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel). LCVPs arrive at Guadalcanal beach and U.S. troops disembark. Soldiers march inland. Soldier digs foxhole. Tank moving on road. Soldiers carry stretchers. Troops disembark from LCVPs. Half track and troops unload from LCVP.

Date: 1944, December 21
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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