U.S. 1st Marine division riflemen advance cautiously behind Sherman M4 tanks on a trail through heavy jungle in Talasea, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, during World War 2. Tank crews fire their guns point blank at Japanese positions. Marine in tank turret fires machine gun. Tanks rake side of trail with gunfire as they lead riflemen along the trail. They pass a metal building in Japanese installation.
United States Marines of 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, invade Talasea, New Britain, Papua New Guinea in World War 2. A Marine digs on the ground with a knife and uncovers a Japanese Model 93 ("Tape-measure") mine. He picks it up and scrapes mud from around the cover of the detonator. Marines walk on dirt road carrying equipment. Marines firing M2 60mm light mortar. Long line of heavily laden Marines slogging along jungle path.
Marines of U.S. 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, advance toward Talasea, New Britain in World War 2. Marines load and fire 75mm Howitzer. A tank stuck on a dirt road. The Marines dig around the tank's tread. The Marines give first aid to a wounded man. Two Marines seated with bandaged faces and legs. Dead Japanese soldiers on the ground. A shrine in the jungle.
View of The German Roman Catholic church at the Bitokara Mission compound in the Talasea District of New Britain during World War 2. U.S. Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division are seen strolling near a large building with wraparound porch, and relaxing near rough buildings that appear to be serving as their temporary quarters. Several marines walk in the interior of the mission church building. Altar and rows of bench seats are seen. Another view of the mission compound. A column of armed marines walks into the compound.
U.S. Marines of 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, invade Talasea, New Britain. A U.S. armored vehicle being pulled uphill by a winch. The vehicle tows a trailer. The Marine driving the vehicle looks on the sides.
Reconstruction of an airstrip. A plane lands on the airstrip.1st Cavalry Division moves to Manus. A unit of 1st Marine Division moves from Gloucester to Talasea which is only 160 miles from Rabaul. Japanese 17th Army surrenders. Animated map shows 163rd and the 127th Infantry to land at Tadji Airstrip. The 24th and 41st division to land in Hollandia to capture three airstrips Hollandia, Sentani and Cyclops. Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur study maps. The 5th Air Force planes drop bombs on Hollandia. A Japanese convoy is strafed and bombed. Wrecked Japanese planes. Australian infantry advances through New Guinea jungles. Soldiers addressed and explained the importance of team work. 1st Cavalry troops briefed. A General addresses the soldiers through a microphone.