UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS IN NEW ZEALAND 1942-43. JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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This is unedited raw film footage, shot by Academy Award winning US Marine cinematographer Norman T. Hatch for a US newsreel that was never completed, provisionally titled 'Meet New Zealand'. Around 21,000 Marines were stationed in camps around the Wellington region from June 1942 until November 1943. Most of their time was spent training hard preparing for the war in the Southwest Pacific against the Japanese.

A US Marine jazz band performs at the popular Cecil Club in Wellington. A young trumpet soloist stands in front of the band waiting for his jump in point. The footage is silent.

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Year 1943

Reference number F318895

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Genre Unfinished

Production company US Marine Corps

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