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U.S. News Review: Issue No. 3

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Description This newsreel includes six short subjects. "A Plywood Bomber" shows the mosquito bomber which was made from wood made by the DeHavilland plant in Ottowa. Wood was used to make up for the lack of metal for production. Shows a test run of the Mosquito. "A bomber made of wood has proved its mettle." The second short, "A Report from New Guinea," Allied forces are shown loading material and soldiers at Milne Bay, New Guinea to supply the troops at the front lines. Abandoned equipment left behind by the retreating Japanese are presented to the camera. Australian fighter pilots land their Kittyhawk planes. "Home Front Slogan 'Fixit'" depicts how since no new household appliances are being manufactured, the American home front is learning how to repair appliances and clothing. Details the rise of fix-it shops and how some factories are turning from production to repair. "Liberators Blast Naples" recounts the first air rid over Italy by American bombers on December 4, 1942. "A Letter from Hocking" reads from the message of a man whose son was killed in action. Arthur Hocking hopes to use his son's death to inspire other factory workers to increase their efforts to help the military. The newsreel concludes with the United States Coast Guard Song, "Semper Paratus."
Creator U.S. Office of War Information
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 19:26
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Ottowa, Canada; Milne Bay, New Guinea; Naples, Italy
Temporal Coverage December 4, 1942