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  • Short Summary

    American soldiers fighting on Pacific island - American newsreel.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    American newsreel item. Exact location of events unknown.

    Title reads: "MacArthur's men tighten trap on Japs! Commentary by John B. Kennedy*".

    Aerial shot landing craft and army vehicles on beach - somewhere in South Pacific? Various shots GIs advancing into jungle, they pass fleeing civilians. Various shots soldiers running down street with guns ready (look like Filipino guerillas?). One soldier looks inside a wooden hut and sees a dead body lying on the ground. Various shots GIs firing field gun. Various shots dead bodies of Japanese soldiers lying in marsh. Various C/Us American general being congratulated by General Douglas MacArthur.

    *soundtrack is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2145.24
    Media URN:
    63683
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:34:00 / 01:45:30:00
    Canister:
    UN 1211 G

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