1. The bombing of Cassino 2. Hollandia invasion (News From Home. No. 88)

Accession Number F00777
Collection type Film
Measurement 9 min
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Place made Australia
Date made 28 April 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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Extracts from News From Home No. 88. 1. (4 min 10 sec) Cassino, Italy is almost wiped out by a concentrated aerial bombardment. 2,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the town. However the Germans were well dug in and the town was fiercely contested. The damage caused by the bombing actually hindered the Allied infantry. Scenes also include briefing by US Air Corps Commander General Cannon, B-26 Marauder and B-25 Mitchell bombers on take offs, in formation, bombing and strafing. (Movietone News) 2. (4 min) Covers the American Amphibious landing at Humbolt Bay Dutch New Guinea the purpose of which was to out-flank the Japanese at Hollandia. General MacArthur directed the operation from a USN destroyer. Shows the preliminary naval bombardment and the US 24th Infantry Division landing by various types of landing craft and captured Japanese equipment and stores (See also F01731 for Department of Inforation footage ex United States Signal Corps)