Priest conducts funeral services aboard a ship and dead U.S. marines are buried at sea during following Battle of Tarawa.
Tarawa Gilbert Islands Date:1943, November 24 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Marine Corps following Battle of Tarawa in World War II. Chaplains conduct funeral services aboard a ship. Dead of the United States 2nd Marine Division, covered with United States flag, are buried at sea. Marines fire guns and pay honor to the dead. They salute. Marines cut away clothing and search Japanese prisoners on the Tarawa beach. Prisoners carry their wounded comrade. U.S. marines drink and fill water from containers of captured Japanese water supplies..
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