Allied Forces advance during the World War II. U.S. troops fight on the Makin Islands in the Pacific. Animated map of Makin Islands. The U.S. soldiers waddle in water to reach the shore. They move through jungle terrain. A soldier talks on the radio. More troops and tanks come in. U.S. planes bomb and strafe the Japanese positions. Captured Korean laborers sit. Dead Japanese soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel James Roosevelt drinks from a cup. Tanks and infantry move forward.
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.
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.
U.S. Troops land, advance and fight on Makin Island in Pacific Ocean. Dive bombers strafe and bomb Japanese bases. A soldier talks on radio. U.S. Army tanks seen. Huge explosion and fires. Korean laborers and dead enemy soldiers seen. Lt. Colonel James Roosevelt seen.
The U.S. turns offensive against Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. U.S. Liberator bomber planes fly towards island of New Britain. Map of New Britain. Pilots in the cockpit pull a trigger and drop bombs on the island. An invasion fleet moves towards the island. U.S. Marines land on the island and move forward. A map shows Makin Islands. U.S. Planes drop bombs on a Japanese ship. The planes drop bombs on a Japanese airstrip causing the destruction of the Japanese planes. The 6th U.S. Army General and Lieutenant Colonel James Roosevelt on a ship with other officers. Sailors climb down step ladders and move into a boat. A Japanese bomber is driven off and another is hit. Amphibious Forces land on the beach. Dead Japanese soldiers on the island. Japanese are defeated and Prisoners of War taken. A map shows Bougainville in the Solomons Islands. Troop reinforcements land.
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.