N.Z. Air Strikes Aka N.Z. Squadrons Strike… 1944

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'New Zealand National Film Unit presents Weekly Review. N.Z. squadrons strike from Bougainville'.

    Solomon islands.

    Various shots naked servicemen on beach or swimming in sea (back shots only!). M/S American Lightnings flying past. M/S as Flying Fortress taxis. Various shots New Zealand Torpedo bomber crews receiving briefing. L/S smoking volcano in background. M/S bombs on carrier heading towards planes. Various shots as they are loaded onto planes. M/S officer giving briefing to pilots. They head for their torpedo bomber fighters on trucks. M/S line of Warhawks. L/S others flying overhead. Various shots of pilots preparing to board. C/U pilot strapping himself in. M/S of plane taking off.

    M/S Warhawks flying over. L/S bay. Various shots of the explosions on the island below. C/U gun being fired from plane. M/S torpedo bomber fighter dropping bomb. L/S smoke rising from area which used to be Japanese vegetable garden. Various shots of dive bombers heading back after attack. M/S Ventura plane. C/U inside cockpit. M/S planes flying in formation. Various shots of plane flying back. M/S as Warhawks taxi in. M/S as pilot climbs out. Various shots of crew reporting success and damage. M/S plane coming in. M/S pilot talking to engineer about the mission, they walk off.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Cataloguer:
    Emma
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    61552
    Sort Number:
    UN 0984 A
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:40:00 / 01:59:54:00
    Canister:
    UN 984 A
    Film ID:
    1946.22
    Issue Date:
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Newsreels
    Categories
    War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    WW2 Solomon Islands WW2 Pacific theatre footage
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
Churchill
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
Vesuvius Wakes Up Again Aka Vesuvious

Vesuvius Wakes Up Again Aka Vesuvious

Mt Vesuvius starts once again to let out smoke and lava.

Etna In Eruption

Etna In Eruption

Mount Etna erupts causing devastation for surrounding villages.

Etna In Eruption

Etna In Eruption

More footage of the damage done by the eruption of Mount Etna. Sicily.

Mount Etna Disaster - Sicily

Mount Etna Disaster - Sicily

100,000 people are left homeless when Mount Etna erupts in Sicily.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Mount Etna erupts causing much destruction in Sicily.

Birth Of An Island

Birth Of An Island

Underwater volcano in Pacific causes island of rock to rise out of sea.

Ocean Eruption

Ocean Eruption

Volcano erupts in Atlantic Ocean.

Volcano

Volcano

Various shots of smoking volcanoes and moving lava.

Vesuvius Erupting

Vesuvius Erupting

Shots of Mount Vesuvius erupting.

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
As the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings approach, Pathe looks at 10 facts about the largest seaborne invasion in history.
dday
On 6 June 1944, the invasion of Normandy began. British Pathé newsreels documented every stage of the liberation of Europe. This is the definitive collection.
D-DAY_GREATEST_COMBINED_OPERATION_IN_WORLDS_HISTORY_1360_03_3451.jpg
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
As two weeks of football mania get underway, we take a look at some fun facts from the 1966 World Cup.
world cup