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

Reel Number: 220328-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: Japan,Philippines,USA

Location: Leyte, Philippine Islands,Pacific,Washington, DC

TC Begins: 09:46:30

TC Ends: 09:56:09

Duration: 00:09:39

Titles. R1 of 2 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. 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. 09:48:54 US aircraft flying in formation - fleet en route to Philippines, scenes below decks. Map showing destination - Leyte. Ships firing landing craft - General MacArthur walking onto beach. Newspaper headlines, Philippines invaded. Scenes on board ships, men looking for enemy planes through binoculars. Ships signaler / signalman & signal flags. Japanese naval ships. Various Japanese officers reading orders to men - English subtitles on screen. Banzai. 09:51:45 US troops on Pacific island - supply dump on beach. Japanese animated map using shadow of pincers over Philippines. Periscope of submarine - US submarine surfaces and dives after spotting Japanese fleet - interior US sub, man looking through periscope at Japanese ship. US aircraft over. US Aircraft carrier - planes take off. American destroyers - night shots barrage. Hands of US officer drawing on map plans of approach to Leyte. Five US battleships sailing in convoy. Below decks on battleship, loading big guns, radio room, firing - night shots barrage - daylight shots Japanese ship burning - smoke pall. WW2; WWII Pacific War - Philippines - Leyte; 1940s; 1944; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate.

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