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United News: Release 55 (1943) Italian Islands First to Fall as Invasion Begins [electronic resource]

United Newsreel Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Allied planes bomb Pantelleria Island. 2. Generals de Gaulle and Giraud inspect troops in North Africa; Giraud decorates General Eisenhower. 3. U.S. farmers sow potatoes. 4. Hindus gather for a religious ceremony in India. 5. Work on the Big Inch pipe line. 6. Greece receives a lend-lease destroyer in Washington, D.C. 7. The world's largest synthetic rubber plant. 8. Madame Chiang Kai-shek reviews women marines. 9. Argentine president is overthrown by revolution in Buenos Aires.
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Run Time
10 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 11, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Italian Islands First to Fall as Invasion Begins
  • Italian Islands First to Fall as Invasion Begins (1:15)
  • News From North Africa (1:10)
  • U.S. Farmers Sow Biggest Potato Crop in History (0:51)
  • HIndu Pilgrims Hold Ancient Religious Fete (0:47)
  • Engineers Blast River for New Oil Pipeline (0:51)
  • Greeks Greet New Lend-Lease Ship From U.S. Navy (0:39)
  • New Synthetic Rubber Factory World's Largest (1:23)
  • Women in U.S. Navy March for China's First Lady (0:48)
  • Argentine Army Revolt Removes Pro-Axis President (1:43)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1943.
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41459 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (10 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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