U.S.4th Division Marines engaged in battle on Iwo Jima during World war II
Iwo Jima Date:1945, March Duration:54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scene opens showing U.S. Marines from the 4th Division, in World War 2, sitting on the black sands of Iwo Jima as a Sherman tank drives past, behind them. Camera pans across the battle-scarred landscape of littered tree and shrubbery fragments. Next, Marines in a sandbagged position load and fire two shells,in quick succession, from an 81mm mortar. Momentary closeup of mortar crew and then from a few feet back as they fire another shell. A third marine, with them, communicates on a radio telephone. The marines continue firing mortar shells. (Note: The marine on the telephone has been identified as Denny Ray Leach, Age19, of Shreveport, Louisiana.)
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