• Short Summary

    Material showing New Zealand air strikes on Bougainville, Solomon Islands.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'New Zealand National Film Unit presents Weekly Review. N.Z. squadrons strike from Bougainville'.

    Solomon islands.

    Various shots naked servicemen on beach or swimming in sea (back shots only!). M/S American Lightnings flying past. M/S as Flying Fortress taxis. Various shots New Zealand Torpedo bomber crews receiving briefing. L/S smoking volcano in background. M/S bombs on carrier heading towards planes. Various shots as they are loaded onto planes. M/S officer giving briefing to pilots. They head for their torpedo bomber fighters on trucks. M/S line of Warhawks. L/S others flying overhead. Various shots of pilots preparing to board. C/U pilot strapping himself in. M/S of plane taking off.

    M/S Warhawks flying over. L/S bay. Various shots of the explosions on the island below. C/U gun being fired from plane. M/S torpedo bomber fighter dropping bomb. L/S smoke rising from area which used to be Japanese vegetable garden. Various shots of dive bombers heading back after attack. M/S Ventura plane. C/U inside cockpit. M/S planes flying in formation. Various shots of plane flying back. M/S as Warhawks taxi in. M/S as pilot climbs out. Various shots of crew reporting success and damage. M/S plane coming in. M/S pilot talking to engineer about the mission, they walk off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:40:00 / 01:59:54:00
    UN 984 A

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