“Attack! Battle of New Britain” is a World War II film released in 1944, directed by Robert Pirosh and starring Jack Warden as the lead character, Lieutenant Carl Anderson.
The movie follows the story of Lieutenant Anderson and his platoon as they land on the island of New Britain in the South Pacific, in an effort to secure a strategic airfield from Japanese forces. The mission is dangerous and the odds are against them, but Anderson and his men are determined to succeed.
As they make their way through the jungle, Anderson and his platoon face numerous challenges, including intense enemy fire and the difficult terrain of the island. They also encounter a group of stranded American nurses, who they must protect from the advancing Japanese army.
Despite the obstacles, Anderson and his men remain resolute in their mission, and they engage in a series of intense battles with the Japanese forces. In a dramatic final battle, they manage to secure the airfield and drive the Japanese back, paving the way for further Allied victories in the South Pacific.
“Attack! Battle of New Britain” was made during the height of World War II, and it reflects the patriotism and determination of the era. The movie’s themes of bravery, sacrifice, and heroism in the face of danger continue to resonate with audiences today.
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