The joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against the Japanese in Garapan, the capital city of Saipan in the Marianas Islands. American tanks advances. View of the battle. Lieutenant General Holland Smith of the U.S. Marine Corps commands the assault forces. Artillery guns, mortar guns and machines guns are fired at the enemy. A Japanese ammunition depot explodes. The U.S. Thunderbolt aircraft take off from a captured airfield. Japanese command post and other installations bombed. An American plane is downed by the Japanese. American troops take over Garapan after house to house fighting. Troops climb a hill carrying their equipment. Artillery and mortar guns fired. Naval and artillery bombardments destroy the last enemy strongholds in cliffs north of the city. Civilians and enemy troops surrender. Civilians make rice balls. U.S. tanks in action.
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