• Short Summary

    American troops under General MacArthur advance through Indonesia.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Attack on Hollandia".

    Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea (now known as Jayapura, Indonesia).

    Various L/Ss of U.S. task force warships at sea. C/U soldier looking through binoculars. Aerial shots of airborne Fifth Air Force Mitchell Bomber.

    Various shots of General Douglas MacArthur wearing cotton wool ear plugs, watching events. Various shots of Naval bombardment of one of the islands. L/S of landing craft loaded with men heading towards the coast under cover of naval guns. Stars and stripes flag flies over craft.

    Various shots of the assault craft hitting the beaches, U.S. troops run through the surf and form up on the sands. Various shots of columns of troops advancing through the jungle undergrowth, meeting little opposition. Smoke rises from hillside, retreating Japanese set fire to their supply dumps.

    C/U of map of New Guinea, animated arrow points towards Philippines. Various shots of General MacArthur on the island, he surveys the damage and Japanese dead bodies. He congratulates one of his troops with a handshake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1358.21
    Media URN:
    44695
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:54:00 / 01:40:16:00
    Canister:
    44/43

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