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    American troops advancing through unknown territory at Far East.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - possibly Philippines.

    Various shots of the landing craft at the beach. American troops, vehicles weapons and equipment landing. Various shots of the American troops unloading boxes from landing crafts, assembling various pieces of equipment, digging trenches and canals for tents etc. Several shots of the men receiving food at open air kitchen and eating. Several shots of the men shaving having shower, washing clothes etc. Some bare bottoms are seen as they shower in nude. Several shots of the local people in a village gathered around the American troops. Several shots of the American officers looking at the map and talking. Various shots of the artillery guns firing, ship burning, troops moving carefully through jungle and approaching a cottage. Various shots of the wounded men being taken at open air hospital and helped there. Wounded being attended to - men swallowing medicine, being injected. Various close up shots of hands operating on a wound. More shots of the hospital and operating theatre. Several shots of the US men climbing over and checking Japanese plane crashed into palm trees. Various air shots of explosions over countryside - palm trees, heavily bombed houses, crashed planes, destroyed villages, sea etc.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:47:00 / 01:43:28:00
    UN 952 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Location Unknown / Unclear - possibly Philippines." - the building at 02:28 is the "Ormoc Puericulture and Maternity Center", which is in Ormoc City, Philippines.

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