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GRASSHOPPER" PLANES ON BOUGAINVILLE [ETC.]

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Published on Mar 28, 2011

GRASSHOPPER" PLANES ON BOUGAINVILLE [ETC.] - National Archives and Records Administration 1944 - ARC 39025, LI 208-UN-118 - DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, a light plane conducts reconnaissance on Bou-gainville, flying slowly at tree-top level. Artillery blasts Japanese positions, thus revealed, and infantry units advance. Part 2, Gov. Dewey, speaking from the New York State Capitol, welcomes the liberation of Paris. Part 3, allied troops invade southern France near Toulon in a combined amphibious and airborne assault. A coastal village is occupied after a raging battle between coastal batteries and naval guns. French underground members welcome the allies. Shows Gen. Patch, James Forrestal, and Adm. Hewitt in a landing craft.

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