With The Marines at Tarawa (1944) - (2 versions)
Documentary short film (Oscar Winner 1945) depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.
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Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.
Director: Louis Hayward
Producer: Louis Hayward
Production Company: U.S. Government Office of War Information/Waner Bros.Picture
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 37448 / Local Identifier 127-MH-3527 - WITH THE MARINES AT TARAWA - Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. (09/18/1947 - ). Reel 1, Marines clean machine guns and attend religious services aboard transports at sea, climb into landing craft which head for shore, wade through the surf protected by naval, and aerial bombardment, consolidate beach positions, move inland, and care for wounded. Reel 2, a landing craft is hit. Mortars are fired and Japanese infantry flushed from dugouts. Marines and tanks move up. Gen. Smith inspects positions. Wounded Marines are loaded on a ship and the dead buried at sea. Japanese POW's are searched and given first aid. Construction on an airstrip is begun; a plane lands and the pilot congratulates Marines. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Timothy Vollmer.
Producer: National Archives and Records Administration
Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal
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