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Film Communique: Ninth Issue

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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.

Creator Army Pictorial Service : produced by
Combat film units of Signal Corps, Marines, Army Airforces, United States Navy
Date Issued 1944
Spatial Coverage Calcutta, India
Burma (Myanmar)
Duration 00:21:16
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.