WWII: John Huston's 'Report from the Aleutians' (1943)

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American filmmaker John Huston directed this documentary while serving with the Army Signal Corps as a captain during the war. Shot in Technicolor, it focuses on the daily lives of soldiers on Adak Island. This excerpt follows them on an aerial attack against a Japanese base on a nearby island. For photographs of the Aleutians, see Alan Taylor's World War II retrospective.

To watch this film in its entirety, visit the Internet Archive.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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