Japanese prisoner used as interpreter by Marines and asked to persuade Japanese soldiers in caves, Okinawa.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, May Duration:3 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Japanese prisoner talks to U.S. Marine in Okinawa. Flame thrower is fired into mouth of cave. Marines guard entrance of cave. Japanese prisoner in shorts is allowed to enter cave to persuade other Japanese soldiers inside cave to surrender. Blast in woods. More blasts in cave. Japanese prisoners are questioned by Marine. Prisoners get down from jeep. They are questioned by intelligence officer. Wounded Marine is carried on stretcher by Marines. Prisoner used as interpreter is hollering into mouth of cave. Two Marines followed by a prisoner climb hill. They advance toward cave. Japanese prisoner advances downside of hill to mouth of cave while Marines with BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) stands above him on hill.
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