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Film Communique: Seventh 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:

Burma Outpost Shows the air dropping of supplies for the 10th Air Force Division at outposts in the hills of Burma's border.

Private Snafu: The Home Front Cartoon intended for servicemen is here presented for civilian audiences. Private Snafu imagines his loved ones loafing and enjoying life, oblivious of his hardships. A fairy appears to show him the diligent war work going on back in his home town.

What Makes A Battle Shows the strategy and battles involved in the first land penetration of Japanese-held Marshall Islands, part of the campaign for the 32 Marshall Island atolls. [see this as a standalone short: ]

Creator War Department
The Signal Corps : produced by
Combat film units of Marines, Army Airforces, United States Navy
Date Issued 1944
Spatial Coverage Burma (Myanmar)
Marshall Islands
Duration 00:21:40
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.