• Short Summary

    A look at the work of the United States Marines on occasion of their 160h birthday.

  • Description

    Item title reads - First to fight.

    M/S of sign saying 'USA Marine Corps', M/S of guns on a ship. L/S of Tun tavern where the Marines were formed, C/U of the plaque commemorating it. The Marines flag is unfurled. M/S of Navy department in Washington. C/U of their Major General Commandant, General John H. Russell speaking to someone on the telephone, he is sat at a desk. Various shots as the men board a troopship. Various shots of a landing force jumping into the sea from rowing boats and going ashore. M/S's of Marines in the field and aeroplanes in the sky.

    Various shots of the Marines during the First World War, marching, running and firing. M/S of battlefield, M/S of American flag and gravestone of unknown soldier. M/S of bugler blowing call to action. L/S as they run out onto the parade ground. M/S as they march along. M/S of the Marines in China. M/S of the American flag. L/S aerial shot of them marching, this fades to their symbol.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:25:00 / 01:32:48:00

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