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Amphibious vehicles land and U.S. Marines are attacked by Japanese snipers on Rendova Island, Solomon Islands.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A map locates various islands of the Pacific and the invasion of these islands by U.S. forces.

A training film titled 'The Kwajalein Operations' on the operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates islands in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the area invaded by U.S. forces. The Gilbert Islands, the Solomon Islands, Midway Island, Tarawa and other islands located on the map. U.S. lines of communication on various islands. Kwajalein Atoll on the map. The atoll is selected as a base for U.S. forces. It is selected because of various benefits which would prove useful during the invasion of the Marshall Islands. Bases and installations on Kwajalein Atoll.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Major General O. W. Griswold decorates soldiers of the 182nd Infantry Regiment in ceremony, Bougainville, Solomon Islands

The men of the 182nd Infantry Regiment stand at "Present Arms" in a formal ceremony held in the jungles of Bougainville in May, 1944. U.S. Major General O.W. Griswold speaks into a microphone in a field and troops line up in the background. The Major General decorates solders as he pins medals onto their uniforms, in recognition of their defense of Hill 260, redubbed 'Bunker Hill' in honor of the 182nd Army Division, whose history can be traced back to the Battle of Bunker Hill. Major General speaks into the microphone. Troops march in parade. Allied band and troops with color guard pass in review. Soldiers unveil a poster that reads ' Bunker Hill Road' depicting an eagle flying in front of the Japanese 'rising sun' flag. A band plays at the ceremony. Those awarded at the ceremony include, amongst many others, Sgt Edward Monahan, Sgt William Joyce, Sgt Daniel Ramsey, and Private First Class John P. Correggio.

Date: 1944, May
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Liberator bomber planes destroy the Japanese planes and ships on Makin Islands and reinforcements land in Bougainville.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Marine Corp 5th Regiment practice individual knife fighting at Pavuvu Island, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands

United States Marine Corps of 5th Marine Regiment undergo individual combat training in Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, during World War II in Pacific theater. Group of Marines practice individual knife fighting. They demonstrate different types of holds during the practice.

Date: 1944, July 22
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. sailors man a deck gun on a submarine and bombard Japanese phosphate works on Faisi Island, Solomon Islands.

An attack on a Japanese ship off the coast of Faisi Island, Solomon Islands during World War II. A periscope view shows a Japanese ship burning after an explosion. Smoke rises from the ship. U.S. sailors man a deck gun on a submarine. Smoke billows up from the ship. Bombardment of Japanese phosphate works on Faisi Island. Men secure the deck gun on the submarine. The deck gun is fired and it bombards the island. American flag flies on deck of the surfaced submarine.

Date: 1944, June 30
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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