• Short Summary

    American troops launch their invasion of New Britain.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Full title reads: "New British Invasion! US Marines Tape Cape Gloucester!" News of the Day item.

    New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

    Various shots of American Liberator bombers dropping bombs over Cape Gloucester.

    American warships bombard the Japanese forces who hold the Island. American sailors clear decks of empty shells while officers watch through binoculars. CU Major Curtiss (?) of the Marines.

    American Marines come ashore from landing craft. Various shots of Marines moving through jungle and mud.

    Shots of troops advancing behind tanks to take Hill 660. Real combat scenes. Various shots of bodies of dead Japanese soldiers.

    MS Commander washing his feet in the sea.

    CU soldiers hold up a captured Japanese battle flag.

    Cataloguer's Note: American forces landed in New Britain in late 1943 / early 1944 - MD

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1899.09
    Media URN:
    61185
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:02:00 / 01:12:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 912 A

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