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Brought To Action! - Pacific War (note poor & incomplete)

Reel Number: H1298-03

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1944

Country: Philippines,USA

Location: Leyte Philippines,Pacific,Washington

TC Begins: 10:29:54

TC Ends: 10:46:01

Duration: 00:16:07

Titles. 10:30:00 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 Phillipines had begun. 10:30:36 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 w/ short battle scenes. 10:31:38 Ffleet 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 look for enemy planes thru binoculars. Ship’s signalman & signal flags. Japanese naval ships. Various Japanese officers reading orders to men - English subtitles on screen. Banzai. 10:34:21 US troops on Pacific island - supply dump on beach. Japanese animated map using shadow of pincers over Philippines. Periscope of submarine - US sub surfaces, dives after spotting Japanese fleet. 10:35:31 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 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. 10:38:58 Animated map - Japanese battleships steam thru San Bernadino Straits - American ships, baby aircraft carriers & destroyers. Japanese big guns fire from battleships. US ships out gunned ask for help from Admiral Horsley. Adm & others look at map. US destroyers firing until finally sunk by Japanese. 10:41:05 Map. Japanese aircraft carriers w/ aircraft, bombers. Planes take off from carrier. Battle stations on US ship. Night shots planes take off from carrier. Huge formation of American planes diving on Japanese fleet. Battle scenes. Interior US ship, loading ammunition, big guns firing - excellent barrage shots. Japanese planes shot down; Japanese kamikazee plane crashed on deck of carrier. Battle scenes. 10:44:34 US plane crash lands on carrier deck. Injured treated by medics. Shooting down Japanese planes. Incomplete, abrupt end. WWII; WW2; Horrors of War; Pacific Battles; 1944; NOTE: Poor transfer; Footage Farm has better quality on other reels.

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