War Department Film
Communiqué 3 (Germans scuttle the French fleet)
1. From an American Army supply depot in Calcutta P-40 replacement motors are shipped to Burma via Indian railroads and the Ledo Road. American C-47 sky trains drop supplies in Burma. Chinese troops led, trained and supplied by Americans fight the Japanese in the Burma jungles. At an American medical unit in Northern Burma, famed surgeon Colonel Gordon Seagrave treats the wounded. 2. Anti-aircraft guns, barrage balloons and fast fighters try to destroy V-1 missiles over Britain. A V-1 launching site is destroyed near Rouen. A V-1 missile is grounded nearby. 3. The Allied capture of Toulon and Marseilles. Germans scuttle the French fleet, including the battleship Dunkirk. French forces battle entrenched Germans new Marseilles. 4. The Canadian 1st Army captures Rouen, a major V-1 launching site, August 31st. A close-up look at German anti-invasion defenses on the French coast. 5. Rocket-firing RAF Typhoons and American Thunderbolt fighter bombers are loaded for bombing and strafing missions. An RAF Typhoon strafing mission smashes a German armored column destroying Panther Tanks. The British 2nd Army advances to Amiens on August 31st. The Allies capture Brussels September 4th. German prisoners of war are rounded up and placed in internment camps in Antwerp. 6. The wreckage of a Nazi convoy destroyed by Allied bombers north of Paris. American forces intercept a German evacuation train containing personnel and tanks. The American 1st Army advances northeast of Paris. American forces discover a Nazi torture chamber in Paris. US engineers ferry a bridge under fire at the Seine. Captured German weapons are destroyed. Verdun is attacked at night by German bombers and then liberated by Allied forces August 31st. The Allies cross the Merz River. USA, 1944, B&W, 33 minutes.
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