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Russians In New Drive 1944 Newsreel

(1) Russians In New Drive - "The mighty Russian military machine lays siege to Vilna, capital of Lithuania. After five days of intensive fighting, incuding a cleanout of nests of snipers, the city is occupied. 5,000 Nazis are killed and 8,000 taken prisoner." (2) RAF Blasts Nazi Ships - "Norway, R.A.F. Mosquitos and British Beau-fighters dive from mile high levels to set enemy ships on fire with gun and cannon fire, and rockets." (3) Leyte School Reopened - "Private, public and parochial schools merge their classes and re-open in remaining school buildings." scenes of jeep brings students to school; (4) Movie heads plan 'March of Dimes' - "Washington, DC: Eighty motion picture executives, including Spyros Skouras and Nicholas Schenck, present Basil O'Connor with a resolution pledging the industry's support in the fight against Infantile Paralysis." (5) One Woman Lend-Lease - "England: Mrs. Carlotta Oppenheimer is host par excellence as she serves home cooked meals to groups of American soldiers, then sends them back to camp with bushels of fresh vegetables." (6) Fashions For The Beach (Exclusive) - "Hotel Pierre, NYC: Joseph Halpert presents his advance showing of distinctive character prints. Gorgeous models and unusual accesslories complete the show."(7) Air Route to Russia - "Canada: A huge chain of inland air ports, co-operatively built by the U.S. and Canada, provides direct access to Alaska and Russia." scenes of US-built oil refineries supply fuel for the air route to Russia, 5000 US-built planes. The End with final music. (complete newsreel)
Length: 07:54


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