Attack: The Battle for New Britain

Attack: The Battle for New Britain

Documentary footage features U.S. soldiers preparing to battle the Japanese during World War II.

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Attack: The Battle for New Britain


Documentary, War56 Mins1944

From late 1943 to the spring of 1944, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his officers prepare the American Army, Navy and Air Force to take back the island of Great New Britain from the occupying Japanese. U. S. Army personnel go through training maneuvers on New Guinea, with the help of natives who familiarize them with jungle tactics. As American bombers launch a preemptive attack, naval forces bombard the island before the military lands at dawn in two waves to wrest the island from the Japanese.


  • Tense
  • Gripping
  • Patriotic