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    American troops landing on Ormoc Bay in Philippines.

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    Unused / unissued material.

    Far East invasion - US troops landing on Ormoc Bay, Philippines*.

    Various shots wounded GIs being stretchered across field under fire. Explosions in forest in distance. Various shots tanks firing. More shots carrying wounded to safety. Various shots soldiers advancing through undergrowth. Various shots GIs attending to wounded comrades, good C/Us wounded soldiers. Aerial shots explosions. Various shots infantry advancing behind tank. More shots explosions. More shots GIs carrying stretchers under fire, they wade through river.

    Intertitle reads: "Official US Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures, prepared, edited and captioned by Overseas Section, Pictorial Branch, WDOPR".

    Various shots American troops walking along beach. They wade through the sea and board troop carriers. Various shots troop carriers approaching islands. Various L/Ss explosions at sea - battle scenes. Amphibious landing craft drive out of hold of troop carrier, they seem to be carrying supplies. Various shots troops wading ashore. Various shots American GIs and tanks advancing past wooden houses battered by war. Various shots US tanks and infantry advancing inland across fields and country roads.

    * paper work says name of bay is Ormar - as this place does not exist, location is presumed by cataloguer to be Ormoc Bay.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:25:00 / 01:17:27:00
    UN 1093 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    At 03:35 we see the use of the famous acronym "FUBAR", meaning Fouled up Beyond All Recognition, (as well as a far ruder alternative!).

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