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War Pictorial News Number 217 (1945)

National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39218, LI 208-WP-217 - War Pictorial News Number 217 (1945). Series: Motion Picture Films from "War Pictorial News" Newsreels, compiled 1943 - 1945. Part 1, pipe, to be laid across the English Channel for the transportation of petroleum, is prepared in England. The Brit. ship Conundrum starts "Operation Pluto" by laying pipe sections in the channel. Shows a pumping station. Oil-burning tanks advance; flaming oil is used to lift fog from an airstrip; planes land and take off. Part 2, repatriated Indian prisoners debark at a port in India; stretcher cases are carried ashore and treated by Red Cross nurses. Part 3, Viscount Gort and other officials review a Brit. military parade in Jerusalem honoring King George VI; RAF squadrons fly overhead.
Length: 10:24


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