- Title: CF829
USA, 1940s, BW. Small town, people line streets to cheer recruits as they march past. Young woman begins to wave and cries. Woman comforts her crying mother. HA shots of army training camp. Tents, exercise and learning to use shells. Recruits swarming onto troop ships. MS ship at sea headed. Recruits off ship and at bases. Ship on way to Phillippines. Pearl Harbour – Japanese planes drop bombs on battleships in harbour. Huge explosions. People run for shelter. Massive explosions, troops firing anti-aircraft guns. Little girl runs out of house to tell her father then runs to neighbours. Man and woman looking pensive, worried. Small town street, woman writes letter. Woman takes cake out of oven. People out of small church. Congregation out of church.
Sniper aims rifle but is hit by enemy machinegun fire and collapses. Post office man delivers telegram. Minister reads telegram to bereaved parents. Women sell war bonds. Man is awoken by alarm clock. Street scene in Manila, bombs dropped, massive explosions, people run in panic. Woman tunes radio and then listens. Woman reads out letter at dinner table. Camouflaged truck through stream. Combat scenes. Old man receives telegram, woman receives telegram. CU telegrams.
Two dead American soldiers in foxhole. CU cover of Holy Bible. A hand writes name in ledger marked ‘deaths’. Huge explosion, troops jump out of dinghy onto sandy beach, more explosions. People gossip outside shop, woman comforted by others as she is given bad news. Woman looks shocked. Man places American flag outside house. Combat scenes, field hospital / operating theatre as bombs drop nearby. VS people’s faces looking concerned and thoughtful. Men arrive at recruiting office. CU hand drops coins into box for allied relief fund / charity box, church service.
Combat scenes, group of Japanese troops carry their flag. Corregidor fortress surrenders. Japanese take allied troops prisoner. One punches Japanese soldier and is hit with a rifle butt. People in US wait for news. Woman holds her head in her hands, man smokes cigarette in bed, full doctor’s waiting room.
- Keywords:WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, HOMEFRONT, PROPAGANDA
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