United States 2nd Marine Division fire at Japanese infantry during the battle of Tarawa during World War 2
Tarawa Gilbert Islands Date:1944 Duration:4 min 10 sec Sound:Yes
An American landing craft hit by Japanese. United States 2nd Marine Division sailors fire mortars at Japanese infantry to flush them out from dugouts in Tarawa during World War II. Heavy firing takes place. Marines and tanks move up. General Holland Smith and Julian Smith inspect positions. A loader clears up debris and mud. Japanese prisoners made to march by marines. Wounded marines given blood plasma. Other wounded marines on litters pulled up onto a ship for medical aid.
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