Vice Admiral Halsey looks at a map aboard a U.S. warship and infantry men advance across jungle swamps on the Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands Date:1942 Duration:3 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
A naval battle rages off the Solomon Islands during World War II. The Japanese fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. warship fires at Japanese ships. Animated map shows the main objective of the Japanese that is to capture Guadalcanal. A U.S. bomber lands and taxis. A signal officer gives a signal. A pilot in a cockpit. U.S. Navy Admiral Chester William Nimitz seated in a chair discusses the strategy of attack with an officer. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William Halsey, Jr. looks at a map aboard a U.S. warship. U.S. ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animated map shows the positions of ships underway in different directions. A U.S. ship underway. Troops on its deck. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur gets off a car in New Guinea. U.S. infantry troops in trucks and jeeps advance along a dirt road. Troops in a jeep wearing gas masks. Troops seated in a truck hold guns. U.S. soldiers stand around an aircraft. A U.S. bomber aircraft in flight. The bomber aircraft taxis and takes off. The troops get off from the aircraft. Infantry men advance through a jungle. Men lay logs to make a bridge. A convoy moves over a bridge carrying supplies. Soldiers load shells in an artillery and fire. The troops advance through a jungle. They fire artillery. Smoke rises due to the firing. Artillery pounds Japanese positions. The infantry advances across jungle swamps.
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