U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Division make repairs during lull in combat on Peleliu Island in World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September 23 Duration:1 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
During a lull in fighting, on Peleliu, during World War 2, a U.S. marine, with two others in an improvised tent shelter, hands out mail to buddies. Their tent frame is made from broken tree limbs. Three mess kit cups hang on the top frame limb. Marines stand in a line with their mess cups to dip beverage from a large pot. Marines walk along the airfield while others ride on a landing vehicle tracked (LVT). Those on the LVT get down and walk with the rest. Partial remains of roofed structure protects some supplies and equipment. Others sit out on the ground. An M4A2 tank, of the 1st Marine Tank Battalion, sits in the background. Marines work on equipment, in the shade of the roofed shed. One uses a welding torch to make repairs. Outside the shed, marines work on M4 tanks and an LVT.
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