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March of Time -- outtakes -- Allied troops in the French territory of New Caledonia

Film | Accession Number: 2005.486.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4378 | Film ID: 2798

Men unload barrels from an American ship in the port of New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific. An American soldier patrols the area.

01:23:00 An American camp in New Caledonia. Soldiers march through the countryside and then dig communication trenches. The March of Time story cards indicate that these are American troops but their helmets look British.

01:25:29 A training exercise in New Caledonia. An American soldier is overwhelmed by an Australian commando, who steals his uniform and then, with some confederates, blows ups a bridge. The commandos hack through the jungle with machetes and shoot machine guns. A solder on a motorcycle delivers a message to several men in the field. The colonel and his men consult a map, write a message, and deliver it to a field operator, who transmits it.

Film Title
The Fighting French
Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:09:05
Event Date
1942 June
Locale
New Caledonia
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:35
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