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Newsreels: 1944 - August 28

Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels 1944 August 28

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keywords: wwii, european theater, falaise normandy, slave labor, female collaborators, pacific theater, burma, general vinegar joe stilwell, home front, owb director justice james byrnes, war production, texas, beauty pageant, tin fashions, connecticut lion's club dog show

Synopsis: Allied Armies Make Progress In Western France, Allies Mop Up Last Of Japanese Defenders In Burma, Total Victory Means Full-Time War Production, Tin Is In When It Comes To Texas Fashion, Doggy Day At The Danbury Dog Show...(read more)

  • Date: 1944
  • Duration: 00:07:05
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, France, Burma

Newsreels: 1944 - August 28

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Allied Armies Make Progress In Western France

Canadians Troops Capture Falaise, Normandy. This anchor point is pounded by Canadian artillery, then their tanks and infantry drive into town and mop up the snipers. Sniper bullets ricochet off stone wall as troops run for cover. Tank fire pounds a chateau to drive out snipers. French theater. Falaise pocket.

At St. Mars La Brier—215 Russian women are liberated from slave labor.

Americans Soldiers Clean Out Charters. The left spire of The Cathedral bristles with Nazi snipers until American troops use rifle fire to drive them out. Snipers surrender and are marched away.

In South France. Attractive French girls who collaborated with the Nazis, or who had been unduly friendly with the enemy, lose their hair while their neighbors revile them.

Fall of St. Malo. Fanatical German defenders of this ancient fortress surrender only after their ammunition and brandy have been consumed. Showers of air bombs and artillery speed their surrender. American soldiers firing rifles, 45 cal machine gun and bazookas. Thousands of German POWs shown.

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Allies Mop Up Last Of Japanese Defenders In Burma

The Death Head Squadron uses pin-point precision in their bombing sometime just 20 yards in front of Allied troops, preparing the way for their capture of a strategic Japanese-held air base. Later, General Vinegar Joe Stilwell arrives in India, to be greeted by General Merrill.

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Total Victory Means Full-Time War Production

O.W.B. Director, Justice James Byrnes warns that total victory requires full-time war production now.

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Tin Is In When It Comes To Texas Fashion

Lone Star Beauty Show in which the entrants are garbed in tin. Is emblematic of the tremendous oil refineries located here in Port Arthur Texas. And when the tin comes off—the girls are prettier then ever.

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Doggy Day At The Danbury Dog Show

Tail Twister Chick Musson promotes local Danbury Connecticut Lion’s Club dog show, which is a wow. Kids produce live dogs, stuffed dogs and Hector, a canine who slides down a playground slide.

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