A cameraman of U.S. Marines explains about taking footage of the Tarawa invasion in the Pacific Theater.
Tarawa Gilbert Islands Date:1944 Duration:11 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
United States Army and Navy news room where combat films are processed. The combat films are made by U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines. A man with a roll of negative. A cameraman of U.S. Marines explains how the footage of the Tarawa invasion in the Pacific Theater was taken. Marines aboard the ships. Chaplains carry out a religious ceremony on the ship. The Marines and the cameraman instructed about the operation. Naval guns fired. Heavy smoke and explosions. Invasion barges beached. The troops land on the beach. Troops fire. The wounded are carried on stretcher and evacuated on Higgins boat. Dead bodies of the Japanese soldiers. Prisoners on beach. Airstrips re cleared. Artillery on the beach. Troops go to see the raising of U.S. flag.
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