• Short Summary

    American Hellcat bombers raid Japanese targets at Wake Island.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC".

    Pacific Ocean.

    On the American aircraft carrier in the South Pacific, 'Hellcat' aircraft are being prepared and loaded with bombs. Air to air shots of formation of American bombers at flight.

    Close up shot of a map of Central Pacific war zone. Aerial views of Wake Island. A pyre of smoke is seen to rise from part of the island. Various shots of the planes over Wake Island. The island is attacked. Planes in dog fights with the Hellcats. Japanese bombers get hit. Aerial shots of and after the attack on Wake Island.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1097.19
    Media URN:
    38257
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:02:00 / 01:31:26:00
    Canister:
    43/91

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