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U.S. Forces Blast Japanese from Attu (1943)

In the only World War II battle on American soil, US troops wrestle Japanese forces off the Alaskan island Attu while in the north Atlantic the US Navy forces a Nazi submarine to the surface. Further south, allied troops take Tunis, wresting from the Nazis their last African stronghold. Part 1 shows an amphibious landing in the Aleutian Islands. In part 2, depth charges are dropped and a German submarine which tried to attack a convoy surfaces. Part 3 shows clean-up operations in Tunis. Hordes of German soldiers are captured. British troops are warmly greeted by citizens. General Giraud reviews French troops. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-us-forces-blast-japanese-from-attu-38960.pdf CREATED BY Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945) 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: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS German prisoners of war World War, 1939-1945 United News Company, Producer Giraud, Henri, 1879-1949 MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38960
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