U.S. 1st Division marines find time to clean up and get mail near end of battle of Peleliu Island, Palau, in World War II.
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, October 4 Duration:3 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. 1st Division marines find time to bathe and clean up at the end of preliminary mopping up operations in the battle of Peleiu Island, during World War 2. A group of Marines uses water from a captured Japanese well to take much-needed baths. They load captured supplies onto a Japanese cart. Other marines are also seen washing up at the captured site. Two marines look at a small Japanese army truck. Marines gather around for mail call as letters from home are destributed. A marine standing in front of his tent. A group of marines relaxes, as one of them cuts open a coconut. Several of them smoke cigarettes. Two are seen cleaning their rifles.
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