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United News. Release 62 (1943), Latest War Films from U.S. Forces in South Pacific

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  • This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Liberator bombers strike Japanese on a Pacific island and U.S. troops land; tractors clear jungle for an airstrip. 2. Chinese work in a California shipyard. 3. Swedish track star runs a record mile in the Harvard University stadium. 4. 7th Army troops advance through Sicilian villages. 5. Railroads in Rome are bombed. 6. Roosevelt speaks of the Fascist decline in Italy.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 11, 2010.
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  • Latest War Films from U.S. Forces in South Pacific (2:37) -- U.S. Citizens of Chinese Descent Build Liberty Ships (4:03) -- Gunder Hagg Sets New Record for Running Mile (1:11) -- The War in Sicily (1:25) -- Precision Builders Blast Rail Yards of Fascist Rome (1:52) -- President Roosevelt Says... (0:37)
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