• Short Summary

    US troops attack the Solomon Islands to "start the push to Tokyo".

  • Description

    Titles read: "SOLOMON ISLANDS - AMERICA ATTACKS".

    Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean.

    Various shots of large American warships firing their huge guns towards the Japanese held Solomon Islands. M/S of Marines coming ashore and operating large guns.

    C/U of map of South Pacific area showing Solomon Islands and how the attacks will "start the push to Tokyo". Quick C/U of sign: "Headquarters United States Army Forces in Australia"; pan up to U.S. flag. C/U of General Douglas MacArthur.

    Brief M/S of American ground crew running to their planes. Various shots of Navy guns firing. Supplies and troops coming ashore on the Solomons. M/S of Rear Admiral Byrd (the Arctic explorer) talking to some officers.

    The Marines push on through the swamps and jungles of the Japanese "infested" islands. L/S of more Marines leaving troopship to come ashore. M/S of Paratroops in their plane awaiting jump instructions. L/S of American paratroopers starting to jump. Amphibian tanks and more troops coming onto beaches in dinghies. They run through the shallow water with their guns held high.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1336.10
    Media URN:
    44109
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:09:00 / 01:26:18:00
    Canister:
    42/70

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