U.S. soldiers clear an area with dynamite for the construction of an airstrip in Green Islands in the Solomons.
Green Island Solomons Date:1944 Duration:4 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
The capture of Green Islands in the Solomons by U.S. troops during World War II. Tactical maneuver of bypassing some Japanese held islands and advancing to more strategic positions is explained. U.S. ships and a landing craft underway. Barrage balloons in flight overhead. A man aboard a ship looks through binoculars. Soldiers aboard a landing craft underway. Japanese aircraft flying in formation overhead. Soldiers firing anti aircraft guns from the ships and landing craft towards the aircraft. Smoke rises as the airplanes explode. The remaining Japanese airplanes withdraw. Enemy held positions are being fired at. Smoke rises in the foreground. A landing craft arrives at a shore. Soldiers aboard trucks come out of the landing craft and advance on the island. A man watching in the foreground through a camera mounted on a tripod. Aircraft flying in formation overhead. The soldiers clear an area for the construction of a runway with the help of a bulldozer. They lay dynamite in the area as they are not able to clear the area completely with the bulldozer.
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