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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 12
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Summary: The Soviets Advance
Story No: X03841
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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The Soviets Advance

A powerful offensive launched by the Russians in June of 1943 drives the Germans back across the U.S.S.R. Thousands of towns are liberated. The guerilla fighters return to their homes and families.

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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 15
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Summary: The Allies Move Toward Victory, The Battle Of The Bulge
Story No: X03844
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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The Allies Move Toward Victory

German forces are now under attack by Allied armies on three fronts in Europe, and step-by-step the Nazis are pushed back. Paris is liberated in August of 1944, as are other occupied cities, and the allies drive on toward Germany itself.

The Battle Of The Bulge

In late December of 1944, German General Von Rundstedt throws everything at his disposal into a daring counteroffensive in the Ardennes. It comes dangerously close to succeeding, but the Allied forces hang on and then retaliate. The final bit for Germany's victory is crushed. Berlin falls.

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Locations: Germany, Western Europe, Europe
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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 4
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Summary: The Battle Of Midway
Story No: X03833
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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The Battle Of Midway

A turning point of the war in the Pacific occurs in the summer of 1942. On June 3, aware that if the Japanese reach Midway the U.S. Navy will be swept from the Pacific, Admiral Nimitz orders a full scale attack by his American Fleet on the Japanese approaching Midway and a dramatic air and sea battle ensures. The Japanese suffer heavy losses, crippling their striking power and forcing them to withdraw.

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Subjects: War and Unrest, General News
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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 14
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Summary: Allied Leaders Confer, Occupied Countries Continue Resistance, June 6, 1944 - "D-Day"
Story No: X03843
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
People: Dwight Eisenhower
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Allied Leaders Confer

President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill meet with China's Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, and a few days later with Soviet leader Stalin in Teheran.

Occupied Countries Continue Resistance

In Yugoslavia, 300.000 partisans led by Marshall Tito wage guerilla warfare against the Germans occupying their country, and in France the underground resistance fighters keep up their harassment of the Nazis.

June 6, 1944 - "D-Day"

Under the supreme command of General Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied forces launch the massive invasion of Europe and set out for the beaches of Normandy.

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People: Dwight Eisenhower
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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 11
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Summary: The Italian Campaign: Allied Invasion, The Air Front
Story No: X03840
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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The Italian Campaign: Allied Invasion

On July 10, 1943, Allied troops land in Sicily and take the island by mid-August. On September 3 they launch an invasion of Italy itself. Mussolini falls from power and the new government surrenders to the Allies.

The Air Front

The air war intensifies as the Allies step up bombing attacks on strategic German cities. The Italian campaign has given the Allies a base in Foggia, Italy in addition to the bases in Britain from which attacks are launched around the clock, Americans by day and British by night. Allied planes clash with the Luftwaffe in spectacular air battles.

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Locations: Italy, Western Europe, Europe
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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 5
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Summary: Turning Point In North Africa, The Defence Of Stalingrad
Story No: X03834
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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Turning Point In North Africa

In August of 1942, Germany's Marshall Rommel sends in tanks to breach a hole in Allied lines through which troops can follow - the accepted "blitzkrieg" tactic. Allied forces allow the tanks to pass through, then close in and destroy them, leaving 300 tanks of the German Afrika Korps burning in the desert. It is a defensive victory but the German advance is stopped and Suez is safe.

The Defence Of Stalingrad

In September, the German army advances on the important industrial city of Stalingrad. The Russians offer fierce resistance, fighting back from crumbling houses, from stairways and alleys throughout the city. And Stalingrad holds to become a third turning point for the Allies.

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Locations: Germany, Western Europe, Europe, North Africa
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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 9
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Summary: Germans Routed At Stalingrad
Story No: X03838
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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Germans Routed At Stalingrad

In late 1942, the Russian forces start a drive to break the siege of Stalingrad. A pincer movement encircles and cuts off the Germans - completely destoying their 6th Army. The siege costs the Germans over half a million men and masses of war material. On February 5, 1943, 24 German generals surrender to the Russians. Marshall Stalin orders salvos of 240 guns in Mosccow to celebrate the decisive victory.

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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 6
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Summary: Convoys Safeguard Shipping, Allies Open Air Routes
Story No: X03835
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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Convoys Safeguard Shipping

The Battle of the atlantic continues, but the sinking of Allied ships by German submarines has been markedly reduced. In October of 1942, only 11 Allied ships are lost as opposed to 111 in June of 1942. Of the 20.000 ships convoyed across the ocean, 199 out of every 200 reach port savely.

Allies Open Air Routes

The Allies finally reach a point where they can begin to take the offensive. Fresh troops and supplies arrive at key places around the world. The U.S. Army Air Transport Command opens air routes covering 110.000 miles, providing battle materials, food and medical supplies.

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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 7
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Summary: First Allied Pacific Offensive
Story No: X03836
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
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First Allied Pacific Offensive

The U.S. Marines mount their first major amphibious operation against the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. On August 7 they land on Guadalcanal. Under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, troops from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. attack Japanese strongholds on New Guinea. The forces suffer nightmarish conditions on the tropical islands, battling swamps, deadly snakes, malaria and dysentery as well as the enemy, and losses are heavy. The Allies gain their objective: basis from which to strike at Japan.

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The War Years 1941-1945 Clipreel: Part 8
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Summary: The Battle Of El Alamein, Eisenhower Lands In North Africa
Story No: X03837
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1945 12:00 AM
People: Dwight Eisenhower
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The Battle Of El Alamein

On October 23, 1942, the British 8th Army led by General Montgomery, under the supreme command of General Alexander, launches an offensive against Rommel's Afrika Korps. Using a surprise reversal of the "blitzkrieg" tactic, Montgomery sends the infantry in first, then British tanks pour through the gap in enemy lines. The Germans are driven into retereat and thousands of Italien troops are taken prisoner.

Eisenhower Lands In North Africa

On November 7, 1942 a huge amphibious operation commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, involving 500 transports and 350 waarships, lands American and British troops in French North Africa. Hitler's reaction is to sweep through France and occupy the entire country.

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People: Dwight Eisenhower
Locations: North Africa, Africa
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