United States Marines Corps on their way to invade the Solomon Islands during World War II. A mail ship arrives and the Marines on the deck of the ship. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair aircraft in flight. Patrol boats underway. Marines on the bridge aboard a ship. The Marines climb down a landing net and come aboard a landing craft alongside the ship. Naval guns bombard Solomon coast. Landing crafts pull away. An aircraft in flight. Smoke rises from the coast due to bombarding. The landing crafts head towards a beach. Crafts arrive at the coast. Men put sand bags around a gun emplacement on the beach. A sign in Japanese. The United States flag being raised on the island.
United States Marines Corps in the Solomon Islands during World War II. Dead Japanese soldiers on a beach. U.S. Marines inspect the dead bodies of Japanese soldiers. The Japanese seated under palm trees in a field. Captured Japanese soldiers behind a fenced area. Japanese prisoners being made to march. A U.S. Navy Corpsman examines the prisoners. A Japanese soldier enters the fenced area. Japanese prisoners seated in a field. One of them smokes a cigarette.
An Allied campaign in the Solomon Islands during World War II. A machine gun on a beach. Soldiers load cartridges and fire the machine gun. The soldiers load shells into a howitzer. The howitzer is fired.
An Allied campaign in the Solomon Islands during World War II. A United States Marine carries a flame thrower on his back. He uses the flame thrower in an area. The area on fire.
U.S. Marines in the Solomon Islands during World War II. A United States Marine holds a U.S. and a Japanese rifle and compares them. Bullets of a rifle. A Marine ties a wooden piece on his feet. A Marine climbs up a coconut tree.
U.S. Marines in the Solomon Islands during World War II. Men in a field as they work to fill bomb crates. A Marine keeps a vigil as he looks through a pair of binoculars. The men fill up bomb craters. A roller levels the earth to make an airstrip. An aircraft comes in for a landing. The aircraft on the strip with the Marines gathered around it. U.S. Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz lands and is greeted by officers.