A film titled 'This is Guadalcanal' about Allied campaign against the Japanese in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. A map of Guadalcanal. An officer speaks about the role of U.S. Marines during the battle. He also speaks about the role of civilians that helped the Marines in winning the battle in Guadalcanal. The Marines embark onto a ship and it pulls away from a harbor in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge in the background. A U.S. invasion fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. Officers confer aboard a ship. A signal man at a blinker light. He exchanges a signal with another ship. Naval guns bombard the coast of Guadalcanal and smoke rises from the coast. The Marines come down a landing net and board landing crafts. The landing crafts head towards a beach. Waves break at a shore. The Marines land at a beach. Faces of Marines as the disembark from landing craft. Supplies being unloaded from the landing crafts. Supply crates and gasoline barrels stacked up on the beach. Barbed wire fences on the beach. The Marine in gun emplacements and fox holes.
A film about Allied campaign against the Japanese in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. A Marine blows a bugle as they pay respect to those dead during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Rifles being fired in honor of the dead. United States soldiers get off a ship and come aboard landing crafts. The landing crafts arrive at a beach and troops disembark. A dog gets off a craft. U.S. Marines march towards a shore as they leave the island. The Marines embark onto a landing craft. The American flag flies over Guadalcanal.
Propaganda film 'The Price of Rendova' documents the taking of Rendova Island in the Solomon Islands during World War II. A naval task force assembles at Guadalcanal. Cargo is hoisted. Animated map shows the strategic importance of Rendova Island and that it is taken in order to facilitate operations against the air base at Munda. General MacArthur with other officers. Face of older officer. Big naval guns fire. Faces of tired and worried G.I.s. Landing crafts with soldiers are unloaded from a ship and they move towards Rendova Island. Amphibious vehicles land on the island. Troops take positions on the island. The island is covered with tall trees. Marines are attacked by Japanese snipers. The troops advance on the island. Coconut logs on the ground. The troops fire artillery. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Dead Japanese soldiers on the ground. Soldiers talk on a radio device. Signal officers wave semaphore flags to signal the troops on a beachhead. Essential materials needed for war, medical supplies and food are unloaded from a ship onto the landing crafts.
A film about Allied campaign against the Japanese in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. Wounded U.S. Marines being loaded aboard an aircraft to be taken to an island in the Pacific for medical aid. The Marines with minor injuries recover at a field hospital in Guadalcanal. A Marine opens a refrigerator. The Marines bathe and wash in a river. A cook bakes biscuits. The Marines eat food. They look at a bulletin board.
An island as seen from a U.S. Air Force plane in Guadalcanal, during World War II. Interiors of cockpit a B-17 bomber flying over islands of Guadalcanal. Pilots operate control levers. A bombardier aims and fires at enemy positions with a 50 caliber machine gun from the plane.
U.S. Navy nurses in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. The nurses disembark from a ship. They wave and get onto a boat. They get off the boat at a pier. GIs welcome the nurses. The nurses arrive in Guadalcanal to take up their hospital duties. A nurse standing beside a tree poses for a camera.