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Film Communique: Ninth Issue
Date
1944
Main contributors
Army Pictorial Service : produced by; Combat film units of Signal Corps, Marines, Army Airforces, United States Navy
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. Composed of three short segments: 
15th Air Force Report the return of a famous B-24 Liberator bomber called "The Blue Streak," having flown 110 combat missions with its engines replaced 19 times. The resourceful work to salvage parts and repair Air Force planes is shown. 
Private Snafu: Fighting Tools animated short, the Private and a German soldier sing a musical narrative duet warning against poor care and maintenance of weapons and equipment. 
Battle of the Hills combat footage showing Gen. Joseph W. Stillwell's American and Chinese troops battling their way back into China through Burma. Transport of supplies via the Ledo Road, air drops of supplies to remote outposts fighting Japanese occupiers in Burma.
Locations
Calcutta, India; Burma (Myanmar)
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (21 min., 10 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm