Enquiry Sent!

Thanks for getting in touch. We’ll get back to you very soon.

Go Back to Homepage

WWII - 1944, Pacific: Government Documentary, Attack! Battle for New Britain Reel 3 of 6

Reel Number: 220817-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944,1940s



TC Begins: 05:09:57

TC Ends: 05:18:47

Duration: 00:08:50

Pacific - New Britain Invasion Convoy & preparations aboard ships the day before landing, cleaning weapons. Sailors pop malaria atabrine pills - studying map & briefing. 05:11:23 Task Force Commander leaves to board escort ship. Troopship underway. Sailors read newspapers, smoke pipes, cigarettes & rest. 05:13:55 Arawe Island, New Britain - Night firing. Dawn firing & assault boats underway. MCU Japanese plane attack. Boats shooting rockets at beach. B-25s bombard island & drop leaflets. 05:14:56 Landing. First wounded. Ravaged shoreline. Troops shot at by snipers. Patrols ahead - machine gunners. Dead Japanese. Troops & tanks advance inland. 05:17:17 Setting up defenses & communications - camouflaged gun emplacement, beach gun emplacements;air rair warning truck under camouflage; digging trench. Switchboard & field phone. 05:17:56 Planes drop supplies by parachute; retrieving supplies from tree. Mud pool converted into drinking water by water purification unit; pouring water into metal gourds. Pacific War; WWII; WW2; 1944;

Show more

Similar Sub-themes