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Report from the Aleutians (1943)

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A cinematic record of US military operations on the Aleutian Island of Adak to retake Japanese occupied Kiska.

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Milton Ashkin ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Maj. Milton Ashkin)
Lyle A. Bean ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Lyle A. Bean)
Jack Chennault ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Col. Jack Chennault)
C.M. McCorkle ...
Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. C.M. McCorkle)
Hawley P. Nill ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Hawley P. Nill)
William Prince ...
Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. William Prince)
George I. Radell ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. George I. Radell)
Henry J. Strenkowski ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Henry J. Strenkowski)
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A official documentary movie about the misson of the US forces on an island of the Aleutians, from which US bombers are attacking the Japanese occupied island Kiska. The movie includes footage from a bombing raid over Kiska with B-17 and B-24 bombers. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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This documentary was made before the US and Canadian August 1943 invasion of Kiska. However, B-17 and B-24 bombing raid footage is seen at the end of this film. See more »

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Very Good Doc from Huston
1 March 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Report from the Aleutians (1943)

*** (out of 4)

John Huston directed and narrates this Academy Award winning documentary that takes a look at the American troops who went up to protect Alaska during WWII so that it wouldn't be open to attack from the Japanese. Frank Capra, William Wyler, John Ford and many other legendary directors made these documentaries during WWII but of all I've seen (and I've seen most) it was Huston who really delivered something different. He made a handful of these documentaries and they were all quite different from others and I'd say that if you know his reputation then you'd understand why. Huston was always known for being a man's man as he loved to fight, drink, have a good time and live adventure. His documentaries were so different from the others because he seemed to focus in on things that the others wouldn't dare do. Apparently the U.S. government objected to some of the stuff he shot here but the director stood by his guns and these scenes are actually the most entertaining in the movie. These scenes involved showing what the soldiers were doing when not on actual duty. This includes them shaving, cleaning their pots and pans and just wrestling around in front of the camera. It's really these scenes here that give you a great idea of what it was like out in the field and we get to see things that other directors often didn't show. Most of the time it was just about rules, bravery and the actual combat footage but Huston goes an extra mile and gives you a complete idea of the scene. Most of the action comes at the very end as we see some combat missions with the B-17s.


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