Elements of 1st Marine Division occupy Bitokara Mission compound in the Talasea District of New Britain during World War II
Talasea New Britain Date:1944, March 8 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of The German Roman Catholic church at the Bitokara Mission compound in the Talasea District of New Britain during World War 2. U.S. Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division are seen strolling near a large building with wraparound porch, and relaxing near rough buildings that appear to be serving as their temporary quarters. Several marines walk in the interior of the mission church building. Altar and rows of bench seats are seen. Another view of the mission compound. A column of armed marines walks into the compound.
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