The U.S. invasion of Rendova Island, in the Solomons, during World War II.
Solomon Islands Date:1943, June 30 Duration:4 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Animation shows U.S. strategy for advances against Japanese in the Solomon Islands, and beyond, emanating from bases on Guadalcanal. The remote island of Rendova. U.S. Army, Marine, and Seabee units landing on Rendova. A U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber flies very low over the landing party. LVTs are seen (Landing Vehicle Track). Scenes of dense jungle. Large amounts of supplies are unloaded on the beachhead. U.S. troops set up antiaircraft guns on the beachhead. A formation of 4 Japanese dive bombers approaches. They peel off and attack. Fires burn from Japanese bombing. U.S. casualties being treated at the beachhead. U.S. marines exchange fire with Japanese snipers in dense jungle. Several dead Japanese soldiers. LSTs (Landing ship Tank) arrive at beachhead, carrying heavy armor and construction equipment. Seabees operating bulldozers on the island. 155 mm guns are pulled through the jungle, emplaced, and commence firing.
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