Amphibious forces of the United States capture Rendova Island, Solomon Islands during World War II. An animated map links up Guadalcanal with Rendova and Vanguna depicting the voyage of U.S. amphibious forces. U.S. troops disembark from ships onto landing crafts off the coast of Rendova. Armed troopers loaded on landing craft head for Rendova beach. The troops unload after securing Rendova beachhead. Tanks followed by heavy artillery unload from a ship. Japanese dive bombers and medium bombers in flight over Rendova. Japanese aircraft drop bombs over the beachhead. U.S. fighters in flight to intercept the enemy bombers. U.S. antiaircraft batteries fire at the Japanese aircraft. Flak bursts in the sky. Japanese aircraft being attacked. A Japanese bomber crashes in water. Aftermath of battle shows abandoned equipment, dead and wounded U.S. soldiers on the beachhead. Burning beachhead of Rendova. U.S. ships unload equipment on the captured island of Rendova.
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.
Aerial view of airstrip at Kolombangara, Rendova, Solomon Islands. Terrain on one of the island shows roadways, buildings, beach area. Airfield with bomb craters near it. View of Villa Airstrip. Coconut plantation on the Island.
United States troops advance on the island of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The troops land on a small channel island between Rendova and Munda Point in New Georgia. An animated map highlights Munda Point location to be attacked by the U.S. forces. The map depicts landing of the U.S. forces on Zanana from Rendova. The troops advance on the island. U.S. Army Air Forces fighter aircraft take off to cover U.S. amphibious forces underway to New Georgia from Gudalcanal. The aircraft in flight over water. A submerged U.S. ship after being hit. U.S. reinforcements and equipment continues to arrive in New Georgia. A map depicts the invasion of Enogai Inlet by the U.S. forces and advance through Zanana. A bulldozer levels a muddy land in a jungle. A U.S. Army jeep drives along a muddy road in the jungle. Transport aircraft of U.S. Troop Carrier Command in the sky. The aircraft drop parachute supplies for the troops.
Animation shows U.S. strategy for advances against Japanese in the Solomon Islands, and beyond, emanating from bases on Guadalcanal. The remote island of Rendova. U.S. Army, Marine, and Seabee units landing on Rendova. A U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber flies very low over the landing party. LVTs are seen (Landing Vehicle Track). Scenes of dense jungle. Large amounts of supplies are unloaded on the beachhead. U.S. troops set up antiaircraft guns on the beachhead. A formation of 4 Japanese dive bombers approaches. They peel off and attack. Fires burn from Japanese bombing. U.S. casualties being treated at the beachhead. U.S. marines exchange fire with Japanese snipers in dense jungle. Several dead Japanese soldiers. LSTs (Landing ship Tank) arrive at beachhead, carrying heavy armor and construction equipment. Seabees operating bulldozers on the island. 155 mm guns are pulled through the jungle, emplaced, and commence firing.
Shore in Rendova Beach area in Pacific Theater during Battle of Munda. Huts on shore. A camouflaged Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) passes. A Landing Craft Infantry leaves beach. Shore in background. Firing in groves. Crew loads and fires. A man cleans 155 MM breech. Muzzle of firearm. Men wash mess kits. The men eat in groups. A man eats from a kit.