U.S. warships shell shoreline during battle of Guam, in World War II.
Guam Date:1944, July Duration:2 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views from a U.S. warship shelling shoreline, near Agana, Guam, in preparation for amphibious assault, during World War 2. Smoke rising from shoreline as shells strike. Tracers visible from the camera ship and smoke rising from her guns as she fires. The USS Minneapolis (CA-36) seen close to shore. Smoke rising from naval gunfire, as shells burst at shoreline. A U.S. airplane flies low over shoreline, laying a smoke screen. Heavy barrages from U.S. warships raise heavy smoke as shells strike. Scene shifts to aboard the USS Minneapolis, where her forward triple turrets are seen pointed to starboard towards Guam, as she fires her 8"/55 caliber guns. Sky is filled with heavy black smoke rising from a point on shoreline.
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