• Short Summary

    New airstrip is built on Saipan so B-29s can launch attack on Tokyo.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'B-29s bomb Tokyo from new U.S. air base on Saipan'.

    M/S American army trucks driving along after capture of Saipan. L/S explosion as they make new airfield for B-29 bombers. M/S soldier depressing plunger and running, L/S another explosion. C/U and M/S steamroller as they lay new airstrip. Various shots Major General H. H. Arnold, Chief of the American Army Air Corps, shaking hands with aircrew next to plane. M/S as he points to bomb. M/S and C/U as one of the pilots writes message on bomb picked out by Arnold. It reads 'To the warlords of Japan we have not forgotten - The B-29s will remind you again and again and again'. Good M/S as B-29 Super Fortress comes in to land and taxis. L/S as people crowd around it. M/S crews shaking hands. M/S map of Pacific showing range from Saipan to Japan. M/S as a plane takes off. M/S of formation in air. M/S three of the B-29s in the air.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2080.01
    Media URN:
    62792
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:01:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 1425 A

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