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New Guinea (1942)

World War II scours the planet in this United News reel installment from the National Archives. Troops fight against axis powers from Guinea and North Africa all the way to France. In part 1, planes drop supplies to allied soldiers in New Guinea. Australian troops fight and natives carry wounded soldiers to field hospitals. In part 2, the allied war council meets in Washington, D.C. The film shows fighting in North Africa: planes bomb supply lines, soldiers advance, and German prisoners are taken. President Roosevelt addresses the French people by radio. Shows French soldiers eating. Personages: Gen. de Gaulle and Gens. Arnold, Doolittle, Eisenhower, and Marshall, and Adms. King and Leahy. 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 de Gaulle, Henry Harley, Gen. Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950 Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993 Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956 Leahy, William D. (William Daniel), 1875-1959 Marshall, George United News Company, Producer MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38929
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