• Short Summary

    American troops reclaim Pacific island of Guam with heavy opposition from Japanese.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Battle of Guam".

    American troops retake island of Guam in South Pacific.

    L/S of warships on Pacific ocean, island of Guam is in the background. M/S of American sailors leaning on railings. Various L/Ss of heavy naval guns firings. Various L/S of shells landing on coast of island, inter cut with shots of sailors loading more shells into guns. L/S of planes flying over. More shots of shells and bombs exploding on island, we see Japanese aeroplane crash in flames.

    Aerial shot of task force approaching Guam. Various shots of amphibious tanks leaving stern doors of warship and driving through surf. Good C/Us of soldiers on landing craft. Various shots of first assault wave landing on beaches under heavy fire from enemy (shots are bit shaky as they are taken amidst the action). Various shots of mechanised units and armour landing on beaches.

    Animated map showing Guam's strategic importance, arrows show how close to Japan the island is. Various shots of U.S. marines carrying wounded soldiers on stretchers to landing craft. M/S of soldiers firing field gun. L/S (poor quality) of infantry advancing. Various shots of explosions. Various shots of marines saluting Stars and Stripes flag as it is raised.

    Note: timecode problem on *PM1364*, t/c out taken from paperwork. Details may have to be amended at later date. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:46:00 / 02:00:29:00

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