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    Island of Saipan, Pacific Ocean.

    Title reads: "Saipan: Base for the B-29's". A map of Pacific Ocean showing location of the island of Saipan - close to Philippines. The island was taken from the Japanese in summer 1944 and become US air base in autumn same year.

    Various shots of the American air base in construction. Men, bulldozers, lorries, and other equipment at work of creating large air base.

    Various shots of the American high ranking officer arriving to inspect the base after being built. Aircraft lined up in background as he walks to inspect the troops. Various shots of the crew lined up in front of aircraft for inspection. Close up shot of one of the bombs with man writing message on it. Giant B 29 aircraft landing at airport. Lines of US airmen and officers looking on. Various shots of the crowd around the aircraft. Officers talking in front of plane.

    Several shots of aircraft in flight over ocean. Cut to American family at home - woman, two children and photograph of a man in uniform. Woman holding a baby in her lap, talking to camera. Little boy 'reading' newspaper. Big headline on front of paper reads 'Tokyo Bombed by B-29's.

    Note: Music only - no voiceover.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:36:00 / 01:28:49:00
    UN 966 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 0966 B
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    Philippines Battle Korea in the Twentieth Century Wartime Japan Saipan Leyte Offensive Leyte Offensive Codes and Conspiracies
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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