United States Marines in mopping up operations on Iwo Jima, during World War II
Iwo Jima Date:1945, March 28 Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
4th Division U.S. Marines in final phases of the battle for Iwo Jima, in World War 2. U.S. marine walks across rocks with destroyed vegetation behind him. A demolition charge explodes in the rocks and several Japanese soldiers emerge to surrender. Scene shifts to a Japanese stronghold in a cave. A Japanese officer stands with a U.S. marine outside the cave. A Japanese defender emerges and talks with the Japanese officer, who then tells the marine there are two more Japanese soldiers in the cave. The marine helps the Japanese soldier out of the cave. Scene changes to another Japanese stronghold, where a marine throws a line up to another marine standing atop the rocky outcropping. Next scene shows a demolition charge exploding at the site. In a new sequence, four U.S. marines carry a wounded comrade and place his litter on the ground where another team picks it up and carries it. View from high ground of Mount Suribachi, seen above mist, on distant end of the island. A truck moving rapidly over a dirt road on the island.
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