World War 2 Documentary

1943

US Army Prepares for Invasion of Europe – 1943 – Movie

Volcanoes erupt in Mexico as the US Army practices beach assaults elsewhere. Mounted Coast Guardsmen–a subject in the National Archives Fall 2009 issue of Prologue Magazine–also patrol the coasts with an eye for trouble. All this and more in this vintage World War II footage from the National Archives YouTube channel: www.youtube.com Transcript (PDF): archives.gov CREATED BYOffice for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945) SUMMARY Part 1, US troops storm a beach in a practice landing assault. Part 2, Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax converse with Sec. of State Hull. Part 3, a steel life raft is tested and demonstrated by merchant seamen. Part 4, snowplows clear roads and railroads in eastern Canada. Part 5, Army men attempt to unload mules from boxcars. Part 6, destroyer escorts and tankers are constructed and launched. Part 7, mounted Coast Guardsmen patrol beaches. Part 8, lend-lease tanks are used in maneuvers in Australia. Part 9, a volcano erupts in Mexico and buries a town. REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: www.archives.gov SUBJECTS Amphibious operations Animals Lend-lease
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 World War 2 Movies No Comments

(05) “Report from the Aleutians” (ca. 1943) 5 of 5 – Movie

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WAR AND POST-WAR WORLD WAR II MOVIES UPDATED WEEKLY “Report from the Aleutians” is a documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. In contrast to the other Technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on the daily lives of the servicemen on Adak Island, as they live and work there while flying missions over nearby Kiska. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Photographs of the pilots who beat the Japanese back at Dutch Harbor are passed before the camera. “There is no monument to these men. If you want to see their monument, look around you.” The American forces dug in at Adak Island, and there commenced daily bombing missions over the Japanese who had taken Kiska. The film focuses on their routine activities such as harbor patrols, messes, news boards and mail call. “Ask any pilot. He’d tell you he’d gladly fly an extra trip over Kiska to get just one letter.” One pilot’s crash landing is shown, and his funeral is filmed. The last twenty minutes or so of the film is taken from footage taken over a mission over Japanese positions. The monotony of the one hour trip there is emphasized, noting that some have taken up “mental solitaire
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Visit: worldwar2propaganda.info for more World War II movies and music. German newsreel from July 1941, showing Fallschirmjäger returning back home, Luftwaffe guncam footage and the Easteren Front

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Sunday, December 26th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 27 Comments

Women at work WWII 1943 – Movie

Edited from the 1943 US Government film “Manpower” to recruit women into factories for the war effort, issue of equal pay for similar work, ergonomics and child care are highlighted. Sadly, more than 60 years later, these are still issues being fought for in US workplaces.

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Monday, December 13th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

(03) “Report from the Aleutians” (ca. 1943) 3 of 5 – footage

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WAR AND POST-WAR WORLD WAR II MOVIES UPDATED WEEKLY “Report from the Aleutians” is a documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. In contrast to the other Technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on the daily lives of the servicemen on Adak Island, as they live and work there while flying missions over nearby Kiska. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Photographs of the pilots who beat the Japanese back at Dutch Harbor are passed before the camera. “There is no monument to these men. If you want to see their monument, look around you.” The American forces dug in at Adak Island, and there commenced daily bombing missions over the Japanese who had taken Kiska. The film focuses on their routine activities such as harbor patrols, messes, news boards and mail call. “Ask any pilot. He’d tell you he’d gladly fly an extra trip over Kiska to get just one letter.” One pilot’s crash landing is shown, and his funeral is filmed. The last twenty minutes or so of the film is taken from footage taken over a mission over Japanese positions. The monotony of the one hour trip there is emphasized, noting that some have taken up “mental solitaire

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Monday, December 13th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 1 Comment

(01) “Report from the Aleutians” (ca. 1943) 1of 5 – footage

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WAR AND POST-WAR WORLD WAR II MOVIES UPDATED WEEKLY “Report from the Aleutians” is a documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. In contrast to the other Technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on the daily lives of the servicemen on Adak Island, as they live and work there while flying missions over nearby Kiska. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Photographs of the pilots who beat the Japanese back at Dutch Harbor are passed before the camera. “There is no monument to these men. If you want to see their monument, look around you.” The American forces dug in at Adak Island, and there commenced daily bombing missions over the Japanese who had taken Kiska. The film focuses on their routine activities such as harbor patrols, messes, news boards and mail call. “Ask any pilot. He’d tell you he’d gladly fly an extra trip over Kiska to get just one letter.” One pilot’s crash landing is shown, and his funeral is filmed. The last twenty minutes or so of the film is taken from footage taken over a mission over Japanese positions. The monotony of the one hour trip there is emphasized, noting that some have taken up “mental solitaire
Video Rating: 4 / 5

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WAR AND POST-WAR WORLD WAR II MOVIES UPDATED WEEKLY “Report from the Aleutians” is a documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. In contrast to the other Technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on the daily lives of the servicemen on Adak Island, as they live and work there while flying missions over nearby Kiska. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Photographs of the pilots who beat the Japanese back at Dutch Harbor are passed before the camera. “There is no monument to these men. If you want to see their monument, look around you.” The American forces dug in at Adak Island, and there commenced daily bombing missions over the Japanese who had taken Kiska. The film focuses on their routine activities such as harbor patrols, messes, news boards and mail call. “Ask any pilot. He’d tell you he’d gladly fly an extra trip over Kiska to get just one letter.” One pilot’s crash landing is shown, and his funeral is filmed. The last twenty minutes or so of the film is taken from footage taken over a mission over Japanese positions. The monotony of the one hour trip there is emphasized, noting that some have taken up “mental solitaire
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 5 Comments

Münchhaussen (1943 full colour movie – donated by PHGA) – footage

Visit worldwar2propaganda.info for more World War 2 movies, music, speeches and photos! Donated by http He knew Catherine the Great, Count Cagliostro, Casanova and the man in the Moon’s daughter. He rode on a cannonball and lived on the moon. He was the legendary Baron Münchhausen, and his exploits are celebrated in the most lavish colour film made during hte Third Reich. Commissioned in 1941 by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels to commemorate the twentyfifth anniversary of Germany’s greatest film studio, UFA, Münchhausen became the biggest entertainment project of the Third Reich. If you see this movie, you think I am lying that this movie is from WWII, but it really is! See for yourself and enjoy. This movie got a good dose of humour and you will be amased about the special effects.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

The Battle of the Atlantic 1943 : World War Two Footage – Movie

The Battle of the Atlantic 1943 : World War Two Footage

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010 World War 2 Movies No Comments

Diving on a “WWII Plane” (1943) in Naxos, Greece

A great dive – this year I visited the island of Naxos and went on two great dives. Read some text regarding this wreck I got from www.naxosdiving.com The plane was in almost perfect condition, and resting on a flat, sandy area at a depth of 34 metres largely intact. The nose of the aircraft is at 40 degrees; the front section of the nose has broken off and lies apart from the rest of the fuselage. The radar is now missing; as is the propeller of the starboard engine, possibly because it had been hit by German ground to air machine gun fire. See more info or book a dive at naxosdiving.com
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 7 Comments

World War 2 – 1943 – Battle of Kursk – 1/5 – footage

Location: Kursk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Result:Decisive Soviet Strategic victory The Battle of Kursk refers to German and Soviet operations on the Eastern Front of World War II in the vicinity of the city of Kursk in July and August 1943. It remains both the largest series of armoured clashes, including the Battle of Prokhorovka, and the costliest single day of aerial warfare to date. It was the last strategic offensive the Germans were able to mount in the east. The resulting decisive Soviet victory gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

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