• Short Summary

    The allies launch an attack on Truk, some good shots of the battle. Pacific ocean.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Assault on Truk.

    Marshall Islands, Pacific ocean.

    Various shots of allied aircraft carriers in the ocean, the aeroplanes take off for Truk. C/U of a map of Truk and surrounding islands, a Japanese stronghold. Various shots during assault on Truk by the Americans, smoke rises during combat. Some good aerial combat shots on the ships, aircraft are also hit, some while still on the ground. Various shots as Avenger aircraft lands on deck with only one wheel. The pilot, who is slightly injured, is carried off on stretcher. M/S of the map again showing the path of advancement through the islands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1356.08
    Media URN:
    44622
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:28:00 / 01:21:58:00
    Canister:
    44/32

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