• Short Summary

    Footage of the US assault on the Marshall Islands.

  • Description

    MARSHALL ISLANDS ASSAULT (FIRST PICTURES) US navy, army and marines co-operate in brilliant mid-Pacific conquest.

    AT SEA: Pacific Ocean:
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    Marshal Islands: GV ships at sea. LV ships at sea. Shot on board amphibious vehicles fixed to deck. SV shot, on board showing amphibious vehicles fixed to deck. Map showing position of Marshall Islands in Pacific MIX TO Kwajalein Island MIX TO closer shot showing Roi and Namur. LV Marines leaving transport ship and getting into barge. CU Marines leaving transport ship and getting into barge. Shot planes in air. GV barges under way to shore and battleship in distance firing guns. LV shell exploding on Island. Shot Marines on board, plane flying low over beach of Island. LV barges under way to shore - battleship in distance fires. LV column of smoke rising from beach. Shot plane moving towards smoke covered beach. LV smoke covered beach and bombs exploding. LV barge nearing shore and explosions on beach.

    GV columns of smoke rising from beach and barges nearing shore. SV Marines out of barge and onto beach. LV Marines out of barge and onto beach and tank coming ashore. GV explosion on land Marines in foreground. LV Marines huddled together on beach. LV forward Marines moving towards enemy. SV Marine joining other Marines in shell hole. LV Machinegun bullets bursting in narrow water strip. SV firing mortar. SV officers looking thru glasses. GV troops moving forwards and smoke in distance. CU soldier fixing dynamite to drainage ditch. LV drainage ditch being exploded. SV fixing dynamite to another drainage ditch. LV drainage ditch being exploded. GV wrecked hanger on airfield and wrecked planes. LV wrecked Jap plane - bullet ridden. CU showing plane riddled with bullets etc. GV captured Jap H.Q. which is damaged.

    LV captured Jap H.Q. GV wrecked pill box. SV pan smashed up concrete of pill box. SV pan group of Jap dead. LV wrecked gun position. CU wrecked gun. SV wrecked concrete pillbox. CU dead Jap amongst wreckage. GV big troop and transport reinforcement arriving. SV U.S. troops on beach. LV U.S. troops on beach.

    United States of America; Military - Active; Navy - Active; World War II in the Far East; Second World War
    Background: Footage of the US assault on the Marshall Islands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACEDS9E9C4WZY8NMIV35IVQ237
    Media URN:
    VLVACEDS9E9C4WZY8NMIV35IVQ237
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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