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A number of casualties in the year 1944 during World War 2

A large number of casualties as a result of World War II. War continues with artillery fired in Belgium, a ship underway in Atlantic, a wounded in Pacific Theater and a graveyard.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
Street scenes near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Streets in Los Angeles, California circa 1950

Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USAAF B-24 bombers drop bombs over target areas in Volcano Island and Yap island in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

U.S. bombings on islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Several aircraft in flight. A map showing a flight path from Volcano Island in the Philippines to Iwo Jima in Japan. On 10th August, 1944 : A United States Army air Force B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft in flight. Several B-24s in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over target areas and explosions occur. Smoke rises from the bombed areas. A map showing the flight path to Yap island. On 20th August, 1944 : A B-24 in flight drops bombs over target areas on Yap island. Smoke rises from the resultant explosions.

Date: 1944, August
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Battle between U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers in Guadalcanal Island, Pacific Theatre

U.S. Marines climb up a hill between trees and throw grenades at an enemy Japanese position. Wounded soldier lying on ground. Soldiers looking at fire on the hill. Helmet covered with camouflage netting lying on ground. U.S. Marine operating a flamethrower directing flame at Japanese position. Japanese equipment scattered around dead Japanese soldier. A U.S. soldier talks over telex phone. Remains of Japanese men and artillery captured in dug out. Japanese on hilltop, soldier view pill box, another soldier discovers a mine and removes it. Shells lying on ground. Soldiers walk down the road.

Date: 1944, November 12
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers take various precautions to control malaria in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

A U.S. Navy training film about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. Navy officers confer about fighting malaria in the Pacific Theater. Officers at a map as they discuss the areas most affected by malaria. Officer points at such areas on the map. Water ponds and dense jungle in Pacific Theater. A malaria casualty being carried on litters. U.S. soldiers advance and walk through the jungle. Soldiers roll down their shirt sleeves. One of them applies repellent on his neck to keep of mosquitoes. A mosquito net and insect spray being used to prevent malaria. A soldier sleeps in bed in an open area without taking any precautions against the malaria causing mosquitoes. Soldiers in a mess line as they take Atabrin pills to save themselves from from malaria. A poster about Atabrin pills. Military vehicles on a beach. A sign on a building reads 'Headquarters of Malaria control' U.S. military personnel conduct census of mosquito population. Men take samples of water to detect the presence of malaria causing anopheles. Seabees detonate dynamite to blast off pools of water to kill mosquitoes. Oil being sprayed on water surface to kill mosquitoes. Scientific combat team works to control malaria. Men work on a dam to flush out mosquito breeding streams.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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