• Short Summary

    President Roosevelt refuses to touch Japanese flag, Sherman tanks and camouflaged guns.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HEADLINES FROM THE AMERICAN PRESS ILLUSTRATED".

    United States of America.

    Flashback to December 1941 shows a Japanese two-man submarine which was washed up near Pearl Harbour. Several shots of the exterior and interior of the 'Tojo-Cigar' as naval men look inside and examine the workings. Commentator says the craft is now on a tour in the States to boost war-bond sales.

    In Washington DC, we see President Franklin D Roosevelt looking at but refusing to touch a Japanese flag held by Lieutenant-General Holcomb. Commentator says Roosevelt refused to accept the flag that his son, Major James Roosevelt (unseen), helped to capture in a raid on Makin Island. Holcomb was instructed to place the flag in the Marine Museum.

    Various shots of Sherman tanks in action on test grounds. They go through water and knock down trees.

    At an American coastal area we see wooden houses being rolled back to reveal hidden gun nests containing anti-aircraft guns. The camouflage includes a haystack which has the top removed to show more weapons. A barn and a rooftop tennis court are parted in the centre to reveal yet more guns.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.03
    Media URN:
    44226
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:05:43:00
    Canister:
    42/81

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