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Pacific Force Closes In On Japanese 1945 Newsreel

(1) "U.S. Task Force Wrecks Japs - A huge American task force is seen bobbing in the heavy waters of the China Sea. When the storm is weathered, animated maps designate targets in all directions, which are to be struck. Planes take off...then the systematic and spectacular destruction of Jap ships begins. Their missions finished, our planes leave their burning targets and wing back to thehugh flat-tops. Then is seen vivid evidence of the heavy action through which they have gone." scenes of Pacific carrier forces in China Sea, planes attack enemy ships; (2) Soft Peace Not For Japs Says Halsey - "Washington, DC; The colorful Admiral William F. Halsey, leader of the American task forces in the West Pacific, describes what fighting with the Jap is like, then he scorns a negotiated peace." (3) 1st Women Marines Overseas - "Hawaii: 165 smiling women Marines arrive to relieve 165 Marines for fighting duty." scenes of 1st contingent of 165 women arrive by plane in Honolulu; (4) 'Backwards' Plane Flies Forward Fast - "With its elevator planes forward, and its 3-blade prop aft, this experimental monoplane proves highly maneuverable and exceptionally fast." (5) OPA Chief Lauds Local Price Boards - "Washington, DC: Chester Bowles, O.P.A. Head, speaks in praise of all local O.P.A. price-checking sleuths." scenes of Office of Price Administration chief. (6) U.S. Tightens Control Over Philippines - "Mopping Up on Luzon - Advancing Yanks pass wrecked Jap equipment and our tanks and field artillery continue to blaze away at skulking Japs. Dead Nips are all over the ground. General MacArthur confers with some of his Generals and the advance presses on. In a compound nearby are herded some rare specimens, Jap prisoners. To guard against their treachery, they are forced to stand in an awkward position while they are searched." scenes of dead Japanese, prisoners searched, MacArthur walks. (partial newsreel)1945-02-19
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