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1943 French Language WWII Newsreel Schweinfort Raid 78794

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Probably produced by the Canadian government as part of their outreach to French speaking citizens during WWII, this 1943-44 newsreel (a French version of an English original) features various segments. Predominately about supply, logistics and transportation, this film shows railroads, aircraft and trucks delivering war material to distant front lines in China, Europe, and Africa. At the 30 second mark, P-39 Airacobras are seen being turned over to the Russians. At the 1 minute mark, German U-boats are seen operating in the Atlantic. At 3 minutes, the supply lines to Australia are seen through animation. At 4:50, American and British aircraft are seen making low level attacks on German supply trains. At 7:58, German fighter aircraft are launched against raiding Allied bombers. Wrecked American planes are seen in a junkyard at the 8:40 mark, being salvaged by the Germans, while American wounded and dead return aboard damaged planes. The battle in New Guinea and Guadalcanal is shown at the 9:40 mark, with American planes making raids on Japan from distant airports including those in China and Burma / India.  Flights over the "hump" into China are seen at the 11:00 mark. 
 
It also includes the Schweinfort ball bearing air raid at the 6 minute mark. Some of the aircraft featured in the film include P-38 Lightnings, P-40 Warhawks and the P-47 Thunderbolt.
 
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