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Film Communique: Tenth Issue
Date
1944
Main contributor
Army Pictorial Serivce Signal Corps
Summary
Addressed to "the men and women of American Industry," the Film Communique series reports on military accomplishments to an audience of domestic workers producing materials for war. Comprised of four short segments: Bingo depicts the coordination of several artillery units using radio communication to simultaneously fire on a German target. 
Forty Five Minutes For Lunch shows U.S. B-26 bombers from English airfields flying daytime raids over France. 
A Few Quick Facts short, informative animations about the battleship Iowa and the superiority of the American soldier. 
Battle of Hill 700 reports on the fight against Japanese Army's 6th Division for control of Bougainville Island in the Spring of 1944. Provides background on the 6th division's role in Japan's 1938 invasion of China. Extensive combat footage of the prolonged battle, the defeat of the Japanese, and the soldier's impromptu Christian worship service in the jungle battlefield.[Contains scenes of graphic violence and mutilated bodies]
Location
Bougainville Island, Pupua New Guinea
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (19 min., 45 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm