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    • News Parade of the Year 1942

    • Newsreels; World War, 1939-1945
    • A Showcase of news events for the year 1942. Segments include: [YANKS FIGHTING AROUND THE WORLD], JAPS BOMB ALASKA!, U.S. MARINES BATTLE JAPS IN PACIFIC!, BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC!, RUSSIA'S HEROIC STAND!, BRAZIL WARS ON AXIS!, CANADIANS RAID...
    • Ring of Steel

    • Soldiers--United States
    • Historical summary and tribute to American soldiers from 1776 to 1942, forging a "ring of steel" around American democracy.
    • Desert Victory

    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North; El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942
    • Documents the British 8th Army's victory at El Alamein in 1942, and its advance across 1,400 miles of desert to Tripoli in 80 days
    • Letter from Bataan

    • World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; Rationing
    • A Hollywood short aiding the war effort, emphasizing the need for preparedness and conservation of materials, i.e. rubber, metal, shellac. An American soldier writes home from Bataan, and while his family reads the letter, the soldier's ghostly...
    • Campus On The March

    • Universities and colleges--United States
    • Shows wartime activities in colleges and universities of the United States in preparing students for war in 1942.
    • Prelude to War

    • World War, 1939-1945--Causes
    • One of the Why We Fight series compiled by Frank Capra, this film documents the background of World War II, from 1933 to 1939, showing the development of Fascism in Germany, Italy and Japan; the conquest of Manchuria, Ethiopia, and the Axis plan of...
    • Price of Victory, The

    • Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965; World War, 1939-1945; Liberty; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945
    • Parts of a speech delivered by Vice-president Henry Wallace on May 8, 1942 in New York before the Free World Association, telling what the United States was fighting for and what sacrifices were necessary to insure a free world victory.
    • Fleet That Came to Stay, The

    • United States; Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Ryukyu--Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island
    • Explains the invasion of Okinawa from the U.S. Navy point of view and illustrates the operation by scenes of the combat.
    • Challenge To Democracy

    • World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians
    • Shows how the United States government handled 110,000 persons of Japanese descent who were evacuated from the Pacific coast by the Army in 1942 and transferred to barrack cities.
    • Burning of S.S. Normandie

    • Newsreels; World War, 1939-1945
    • World War II documentary footage of the burning of the luxury ocean liner Normandie in Feb. 1942 in New York harbor as it was being retrofitted for war duty.
    • Germany invades Austria!

    • Austria--History--1938-1945; Austria--History--Anschluss, 1938
    • Consists of newsreel footage of Germany's invasion of Austria in 1938. Also shows refugees, crowds and a Hitler cavalcade, and the reactions of European and American leaders.
    • Italy surrenders!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy;
    • World War II documentary footage showing General Mark Clark and the Allies invading Italy and General Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower announcing Italy's surrender.
    • Mr. and Mrs. America

    • World War, 1939-1945--Manpower--United States;
    • Urges complete support of the defense program in America during World War II. Combines combat footage with scenes of many prominent American figures.
    • Yanks bomb Tokyo!

    • Tokyo (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1942; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American;
    • World War II documentary footage showing General Jimmy Doolittle and his men preparing for the bombing attack on Tokyo that became known as the Doolittle Raid. Shows the B-25 bomber, or Mitchell bomber, in action.
    • Negro Colleges in Wartime

    • African American universities and colleges; African Americans--Education; World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war
    • Shows wartime activities carried on in 1943 at Tuskegee Institute, Howard University, Hampton Institute, and other African American colleges.
    • Combat America

    • World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group (Heavy), 351st--History; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany
    • A dramatized story of the 351st Bomber Group of the United States Army Air Forces, from its training in Colorado to a mission over Germany. Portrays the crews and gunners at a base in England and on a mission. Includes combat footage.
    • Life Line

    • World War, 1939-1945--Medical and sanitary affairs; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands
    • Gives a pictorial account of the opening attack against Rendova and Munda, and the Japanese counterattack. Shows the evacuation of American wounded and the importance of medical supplies.
    • Army Air Forces Pacific

    • Air Warfare; Air defenses--United States
    • Reports Gen. H.H. Arnold's plea for a strong postwar Air Force; explains that wartime supremacy was the result of merger of aviation, naval, and ground force power; and includes scenes of the war over Wake, Philippines, Burma, Saipan, Okinawa, and...
    • News Parade of the Year 1943

    • Newsreels; World War, 1939-1945
    • A Showcase of news events for the year 1943. Segments include: BATTLING THE U-BOATS!, TRAGEDY AT TOULON!, MacARTHUR'S SMASHING OFFENSIVE!, ARGENTINA REVOLTS!, ALLIES ON THE MARCH!, BOMBS OVER HITLERLAND!, RUSSIA'S MIGHT ASTOUNDS WORLD!
    • Perishable Rush

    • World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Medical and sanitary affairs; Transport of sick and wounded
    • Shows how the Army Air Forces during World War II flew wounded men from Pacific battle areas to hospitals and home towns in the United States.

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