Marines of the U.S. First Division capture high ground and coastal guns on Peleliu Island, Palau, in World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, October 4 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. 1st Division marines, in mopping up operations, climb out of a valley onto a ridge containing Japanese fortifications and guns, that overlook the airfield at Peleliu Island, during World War 2. Upon the ridge, a marine poses next to a Japanese 200mm coastal defense gun. Closeup of the controls for the gun. A marine examines another Japanese coastal defense gun.Views of other damaged Japanese artillery and a machine gun. Bodies of several dead Japanese soldiers seen near the artillery pieces.
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