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    Item title reads - Battle for Rabaul.

    C/U map of Pacific Islands showing position of Rabaul. Various shots of task force at sea. Various shots of Liberator bombers over Rabaul, they drop bombs onto jungle areas and shock waves can be seen around the explosions. L/S U.S. warships off the coast laying down a barrage over New Britain. Various shots as U.S. Marines climb onto landing craft and head for the beach under fire, they reach the beaches and run ashore.

    Various shots of tanks, trucks, etc. following the landings. Various shots of a Sherman tank advancing with group of U.S. troops following. Various shots of infantry advancing on a pill box. M/S as they look down at dead Japanese soldiers in a trench. M/S soldiers waist deep in jungle swamps during advance. Various shots as the mechanised equipment follows through the deep slushy mud. Various shots of infantry marching through mud.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44509
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1350.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:35:00 / 01:40:51:00
    Canister:
    44/12
    Sort Number:
    44/012
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution
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    Ballista Media WW2 US Marines Japanese Soldiers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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