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Life Line
Date
1943
Main contributor
The Signal Corps : produced by
Summary
Reports on the capture of Munda and Rendova in the Solomon Islands.  The role of medical instruments and supplies as a kind of weapon in these battles is emphasized, as well as their primary role in the battle against death by wound and infection. Shows the "heroes" at home who donate blood plasma and prepare medical supplies for the front lines. "The camera record of the opening attack against Rendova and Munda, the Japanese counterattack, and the magnificent job done in evacuating American wounded and saving their lives. In these front-line scenes is vividly shown how medical supplies from America meant the difference between life and death of our fighters" (September 1945 Supplement to Indiana University Extension Division Visual Aids Catalog of October 1943, 44).
Time period
1943-04-04
Locations
Rendova, New Georgia, Solomon Islands; Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (17 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm