U.S. Marines attack Japanese positions at the Marshall Islands and the New Britain Island during World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:5 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. turn offensive against Japan in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The United States Carrier Task Force in the Pacific Ocean. Fighter planes and dive bombers on the deck of the Task Force. Sailors push trolleys containing bombs. A map shows Marshall Islands. The planes take off to strike against the enemy. The Japanese planes are hit. The U.S. planes move back to the carrier. The sailors on the carrier work at the machines. U.S. anti craft guns fire at the enemy torpedo planes and destroy them. Explosions as the Japanese planes are hit. An animated map shows New Britain Island. U.S. Major General William Henry Rupertus, Commander of U.S. Marines on a ship. He looks through a pair of binoculars as a U.S. plane drops bombs on the target. U.S. warships launch an attack at the enemy positions. Fire and explosions. The Marines load into landing boats and move towards the shore. They land behind an intense naval bombardment. Tanks, equipment and artillery roll ashore. The tanks lead the way through the jungle terrain and the marines advance forward. Wrecked Japanese planes and equipment. The Marines wade through streams and walk through mud.
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