Allied campaign against Quadalcanal and Solomon Islands during World War II. Captured Japanese Labor Battalion prisoners (called Termites by the Marines) and some Imperial Marines march and are lined up. Japanese prisoners seated behind a barbed wire fence. A Japanese soldier being given first aid. treatment by an American medic. Dead Japanese soldiers from a Regiment commanded by Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki, are seen on the beach at, 'Alligator Creek.' (They fell during a nighttime attack against entrenched U.S. Marines, on 21 August 1942. The ICHIKI Regiment lost 777 killed during their attack. Only six members of the regiment escaped.) Corporal Barney Ross (former U.S. boxing champion) receives a Japanese flag as a souvenir. U.S. Navy Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decorates Marine Colonel 'Red' Mike Edson, Commander of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and U.S. Marine pilots: Major Smith, Captain Carl and Major Gaylor during the ceremonies. Brief glimpse of Marine Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift with Admiral Nimitz
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