Victims of Nazi atrocities found in Italy after World War II. Dead bodies of 320 Italians shot in head with hands tied behind, at the Ardentine Caves. Dead bodies lying in a muddy tunnel taken out by guards. Priests performing burial ritual of a dead, unties hands of a dead man. Priests and relatives present at the last rites of the dead. Woman cries at the death of her relative.
Japanese prisoner talks to U.S. Marine in Okinawa. Flame thrower is fired into mouth of cave. Marines guard entrance of cave. Japanese prisoner in shorts is allowed to enter cave to persuade other Japanese soldiers inside cave to surrender. Blast in woods. More blasts in cave. Japanese prisoners are questioned by Marine. Prisoners get down from jeep. They are questioned by intelligence officer. Wounded Marine is carried on stretcher by Marines. Prisoner used as interpreter is hollering into mouth of cave. Two Marines followed by a prisoner climb hill. They advance toward cave. Japanese prisoner advances downside of hill to mouth of cave while Marines with BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) stands above him on hill.
U.S. 1st Battalion 4th Marines destroy Japanese caves in Okinawa. Marine throws grenade towards cave on hill in the background. Explosion in cave. Underbrush in the foreground. Marine moves up slowly and cautiously towards cave. He throws more grenades in cave and runs back. Explosion in cave.
U.S. 1st Battalion 4th Marines destroy Japanese caves in Okinawa. Smoke comes out of a cave on hillside. Large explosion occurs. Debris flies all over. Marine throws grenade in cave. Japanese soldier comes out of cave and falls down. Cave is on fire. Japanese come out of a cave in the background. Marine talks to him.
Japanese caves blasted by U.S. 6th Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines in Okinawa. Cave entrance with underbrush all around. Smoke and flames outside the cave. Marine moves up over cave entrance, drops bomb inside and runs away. Demolition bomb explodes, debris flying all over. Japanese comes out of cave and falls down. Smoke comes out of the cave.
U.S. 1st Battalion 1st Marines fight with Japanese troops in Naha during their advance to Shuri in Okinawa Island. Marines run across a field towards a ridge in the background. Tanks and Marines move through field. Tanks move up followed by Marines. Tanks fire into caves on hillside (Japanese fortifications). Stretcher bearers carry men across field under fire. Marines move up behind tanks. Demolition explosion in a cave on the side of the hill. Marines examine blast at the cave entrance. They examine the cave just blasted. Explosion from demolition blast in cave.