U.S. Army 77th Division soldiers capture an island of the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu campaign of World War II.
Ryukyu Islands Date:1945 Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army 77th Division in the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu campaign of World War II. Columns of soldiers move along a road among fields. A squad leader fires into a cave. Men of the 136th Engineers rush with guns up a hill. The men move past a Shinto shrine. A soldier fires flame throwers on Japanese caves. A soldier blows a bugle and other soldiers salute during a flag raising ceremony on the first Japanese homeland island taken. A soldier tries to hoist the flag and other soldiers stand around and salute. The flag being raised and hoisted. The troops salute.
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