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Newsreel 'To the shores of Sicily'

British convoy including destroyers, cruisers and other vessels move towards the island during the invasion of Italy. Troops bathe, read about Sicily on board. A military expert is slung across ship to ship. Small vessels have difficulties in sailing as high winds approach. Allied troops land on Sicily under a naval barrage and regroup ashore. Transport planes and war planes seen. Trucks and tanks are taken ashore.

Date: 1944
Duration: 9 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Planes named Nylorac and Susan are seen amongst F4U and F4F aircraft at Henderson Field in Guadalcanal Island during WW2

United States fighter planes TBF Avengers in formation. Ground crew works on U.S. F4U Corsairs. Pilots talk. 'Nylorac' written on a U.S. war plane F4F Wildcat number 17. F4U Corsair taxis and in flight. F4F Wildcat stand in line on field, one plane is named 'Susan'. A pilot gets out of a F4F plane. A gas truck passes. TBF Avenger formations in flight.

Date: 1943, May 23
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Warren R. Austin, U.S. representative to the UN Security Council, speaks to UN General Assembly, in Lake Success, New York

Lake Success, New York. Second part of the first session of the UN General Assembly, chaired by President Paul Enri Spaak, of Belgium. Warren R. Austin, U.S. representative to the UN Security Council, speaks about the role of United States in war and comments on words, the day prior, from the representative of the USSR. He is applauded by other members. Mr. Austin takes issue with positions and comments expressed by Soviet representative, Mr. Molotov.

Date: 1947
Duration: 8 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Korea elects Syngman Rhee by wide majority

Newsreel 'Korea elects, Syngman Rhee wins by wide majority'. Korean citizens read the posters pasted on the walls of the streets. Huge posters of Syngman Rhee and other candidates. People stand in lines at the polling booth. People seen voting for the candidates in the first popular election held for the President. Syngman Rhee wins the election by vast majority with five million votes out of seven million votes cast. (Korean War)

Date: 1952, August
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Detroit factory workers visit Camp Atterbury

A film titled 'Back Home'. Detroit factory workers visit Camp Atterbury. They observe the training of weapon workers. A medical check up of men. Clothes hang on hangers in a room named 'clothing Issue'. The men cross hurdles on the ground and climb terrains. The men clean dishes and make bed. Soldiers from the Camp tour a Detroit war plants. The planes and tanks assemble.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Australian troops on the Buna campaign in New Guinea

'Letter from Buna'. An Australian soldier writes a letter. Australian troops on the Buna campaign in New Guinea. Troops assemble at Port Moresby. A corduroy road is constructed in jungles. Supplies dropped from the air. Dense forests in the background. Firing on Japanese. Dead bodies of Japanese soldiers. Japanese POW's (Prisoner Of War) sit on the ground. Native people carry men on the stretchers in native huts. General MacArthur seen.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English