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U.S. Army troops advance through jungle on Makin Island, Gilbert Islands, in World War II

Battle of Makin Island, Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean during World War 2. U.S. Army troops, of the 27th Infantry Division, pick their way through fallen trees and other jungle obstacles as they advance into Makin Island . Some take shelter behind a Japanese-built barricade. One soldier reports on a walkie talkie radio.

Date: 1943, November 20
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. warships fire and U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless dive bomb Makin Island.

U.S. ships at the Makin Island. Armor-piercing and landing crafts fire in the foreground. U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless dive bomb island. U.S. Navy SOC Seagulls in flight over island. USS BB and USS CA fire 5 inch guns. Landing Crafts and Island in background. Smoke column rises over island and planes pass over island.

Date: 1943, November 20
Duration: 5 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS warships shell Makin Island.

USS Baltimore shells Makin Island and LCs head in for landing. USS Mississippi fires. Smoke arises. USS Baltimore fires 5 inches guns. Sailors in battle gear, including steel helmets. Artillery mounted on ship is fired. Large column of smoke and fire arise from island. Warships at sea.

Date: 1943, November 20
Duration: 5 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States 27th Infantry Division in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II.

Supplements from a film called 'Fighting Lady' about the United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater during World War 2 Beach at Makin island with damaged palm trees and debris. Hulks of sunken Japanese ships in water. A damaged Japanese building at the coast. A fuel dump camouflaged by palm trees. Wrecked Japanese buildings. United States troops, of the 27th Infantry Division gathered in a wrecked Japanese building. A soldier stands near a medium caliber Japanese coastal gun. He picks up a shell and holds it over his head.

Date: 1943, November
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dead Japanese soldiers in an anti tank trench in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II.

Supplements from a film called 'Fighting Lady' about the United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. U.S. troops of the 27th Infantry Division advance along the water front in Makin Island. Dead Japanese soldiers lying on ground. LST (Landing Ship Tank) and a LSD (Landing Ship Dock) at anchor. Dead Japanese soldiers lying in an anti tank trench. A soldier stands with a native as he points at the trench.

Date: 1943, November
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A bulldozer hauls material from a LSM in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II.

Supplements from a film called 'Fighting Lady' about the United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater during World War II. A bulldozer hauls equipment on a beach at Makin Island. Bulldozer hauls material in cargo nets out of LSM (Landing Ship, Mechanized). A fighter flies overhead at night. Silhouetted palm trees.

Date: 1943, November
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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