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United News: Release 149 (1945) Assault on Okinawa [electronic resource]

United Newsreel Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. British and U.S. carrier-based planes bomb Okinawa. 2. The Navy demonstrates a new aerial fire bomb. 3. Cargo ships are launched at Houston, Texas, under the French flag, and the aircraft carrier Midway is launched at Newport News, Virginia. 4. Troops of the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 9th Infantry Divisions assault cities in the Saar Basin with tanks and rocket launchers.
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Run Time
10 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 16, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Assault on Okinawa
  • Assault on Okinawa (3:33)
  • U.S. Navy Fire Bomb, Weapon Against Japan (1:31)
  • U.S. Ships for France, Largest Carrier Launched (1:17)
  • Allied Armies on March into Central Germany (3:03)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1945.
Publisher no.
41587 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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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