• Short Summary

    Final pictures of America's biggest invasion triumph to date. Admiral Nimitz supervises operations.

  • Description

    Marshall Islands:
    EXT
    GV convoy at sea.
    Shot 6 boston (?) in air.
    LV Battleship fires guns.
    GV smoke rising from land - ships waiting to disembark troops.
    Shot from small island showing columns of smoke rising from land.
    LV ditto explosion on land.
    Shot on beach troops coming into land, and walking on beach.
    LV troops moving forward along beach.
    SV troops around Jap position firing guns etc.
    GV troops thru trees.
    SBV machine - gunners firing.
    SV dead Jap sniper in tree.
    SCU firing mortar.
    LV explosion behind bushes.
    LV soldier running back squats and fires rifle at Jap position.
    CU explosion.
    GV battleground - troops taking cover etc.

    SV flame thrower being played on Jap held building.
    CU ditto.
    LV gun fires.
    SV soldier behind tree firing rifle.
    LV Jap runs away and falls to ground.
    LV tanks amongst trees and explosion.
    LV explosion near tank.
    GV troops near burning debris.
    LV American officer with loud-speaker.
    SV American officer with loud-speaker in f.g. and Jap prisoner coming out of dug-out.
    LV another prisoner coming out of dug-out.
    Nearer view another prisoner coming out holding small white flag.
    SV Jap prisoner putting hands up.
    LV Jap prisoner gesticulating with hands that there were 10 Japs in dug-out etc.
    CU two prisoners types.
    SV soldiers making Jap prisoners strip off clothing.
    CU wounded Jap prisoners with handkerchief on head.
    SV wounded Jap prisoner being brought in.
    GV prisoners being rounded up.
    SBV Jap prisoners being put onto tractor vehicle.
    SV tractor vehicle drives away with prisoners.
    GV showing prisoners in barbed wire enclosure.
    CU Jap prisoner drinking from water bottle.
    CU prisoner of war tags being written out.
    SV pan showing Jap prisoners dressed in new clothing.
    CU pan ditto.
    SV native Kanakas posing.
    CU ditto.
    GV enemy dead littering battlefield.
    SV ditto.
    SCU enemy dead littering battlefield.
    SV dead Jap.
    CU ditto.
    LV American wounded being brought in.
    SV American wounded being brought in.
    LV ditto.
    CU American soldier with arm in sling being brought in.
    SCU American soldier receiving attention.
    LV soldiers relaxing and cleaning up.
    CU taking piece of meat out of pot.
    CU type eating.
    SCU another type eating.
    CU type eating.
    FCU type smoking.

    SV Admiral Nimitz and Lt. Gen Richardson at scene of battle - and other officers.
    CU ditto.
    SV group of soldiers around Stars and Stripes flying from hill.
    Sv Admiral Nimitz getting into invasion barge.
    SCU Stars and Stripes flying.
    SV Admiral Nimitz salutes.

    Navy - Active; Military - Active; World War II in the Far East; Chester William Nimitz (1885-1966), Americans; Second World War
    Background: Final pictures of America's biggest invasion triumph to date. Admiral Nimitz supervises operations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAHOQDO6TW6BVFGZFOLDQ1351W
    Media URN:
    VLVAHOQDO6TW6BVFGZFOLDQ1351W
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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