Sailors aboard the troop transport ship, USS Harris (APA-2), receive wounded American soldiers evacuated during the battle of Attu Island in the Aleutians, during World War 2. Wounded, strapped on a platform, are raised from a Higgins boat, by rope sling, and gently placed on the ship's deck. A sailor carries one wounded soldier on his back. Another helps him onto a litter. Scene shifts to Attu Island, where an American soldier mans a 40 mm Bofors anti aircraft gun at a high point overlooking a harbor. A quonset hut and radio station, with tall antenna, are in background. What appears to be a steel pier extends into the bay below. Snow covers mountains in far background. The soldier loads shells into the gun and fires it.
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