Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saipan Is Ours (1944 newsreel)

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(1) "The War on Two Fronts - Saipan Island: An American
task force moves in on this strategic (Japanese) island
base within near bomber range of Tokyo's front yard.
After four days of naval and air bombardment the Marines
take over, suffering losses three times those at Tarawa,
but (Japanese) dead are more than ours and
they lose 700 planes."

(2) Deweys Meet The Press - Chicago, Ill.: Governor Dewey,
Republican candidate for President, holds his first
conference stressing his approval of the platform
and denying he will resign his office as governor.
Mrs. Dewey also meets the newspapermen saying she will
make no speeches and leave campaigning to her

(3) Women At War - "Anzio, Italy: Answering General
Mark Clark's call for more WACS in Italy, a fresh
contingent arrives at this Italian port and settle
into their new life quickly. Canadian CWACS and nurses
are on the job, also, aiding doctors and surgeons in
front line hospitals while under constant fire."

(4) Victory on Cherbourg Peninsula - "Allied troops
complete the conquest of the Cherbourg peninsula as
reinforcements are flown in by air. 26,000 German
prisoners were taken by the allies who either captured
or destroyed the greater part of their
equipment." (partial newsreel)

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