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WWII - 1944, Documentary: Brought To Action! Pt 1 of 2

Reel Number: 220419-05

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: USAPAcific Philippines

Location: Washington Pacific Leyte Philippines

TC Begins: 13:30:37

TC Ends: 13:40:15

Duration: 00:09:38

Title. Pt 1 of 2 13:31:30 Pearl Harbor, US Navy Department HQ Washington. Reconstruction of delivery of telegram from Admiral Nimitz to James Forrestal, Chief of Naval Operations. CU message On 24th October the enemy forces were brought to action. The second Battle of the Philippines had begun. Ships of US Naval Third fleet at sea. Crew briefings, pilots board planes & take off from aircraft carriers. Planes flying in formation, strafing enemy shipping. Animated map Paramushiro - Mindanao - Ryukyu - Manila - Formosa intercut with short battle scenes. 13:33:02 US aircraft flying in formation, fleet en route to Philippines, scenes below decks in bunks. Map showing destination: Leyte. Ships firing large guns, rockets & landing craft going to beaches, wade thru water. General MacArthur walking onto beach. Newspaper headlines, Philippines invaded. Scenes on board ships, men look for enemy planes thru binoculars. Ships signal, signal flags. Japanese naval ships. Various Japanese officers reading orders to men - English subtitles on screen. Banzai. 13:35:50 Troops on Pacific island, supply dump on beach. Japanese animated map using shadow of pincers over Philippines. Periscope of submarine - US submarine surfaces & dives after spotting Japanese fleet. 13:36:57 Interior US sub, man looks thru periscope at Japanese ship. US aircraft over. US Aircraft carrier, planes take off. American destroyers, night shots barrage. Hands of US officer drawing plans on map of approach to Leyte. Five US battleships sailing in convoy. Below decks on battleship, loading big guns, radio room, firing - night barrage. Daylight shots Japanese ship burning - smoke pall. WWII - Pacific - Battle of Leyte; Retaking Pacific Islands; WW2 Naval fighting;

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