• Short Summary

    American troops invasion of Iwo-Jima.

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    Full title reads: "IWO-JIMA. Exclusive Commentary by EDWARD R. MURROW - European Director of the Columbia Broadcasting System of America".


    Edward Murrow seated at desk in front of a microphone, commentating. Map of Japan and Iwo-Jima. Aerial shots of huge convoy assembled in harbour prior to the invasion of Iwo-Jima.

    Several long shots of invasion barges approaching Iwo-Jima. American dive bombers taking off from aircraft carrier. U.S. dive bombers in flight. Aerial view of the volcano Suribachi.

    Aerial view of Iwo-Jima during a bombing attack. U.S. aircraft pancakes on flight deck of aircraft carrier. U.S. plane bursts into flame and crashes into sea. American pilot swimming in sea after crashing. Several shots of a battleship firing at Iwo-Jima. Japanese plane crashing into sea. Several aerial and long shots of invasion ships closing in on Iwo-Jima.

    Close up shot of American invasion troops wearing camouflage helmets. Aerial view of huge convoy and supporting naval craft at sea. Several shots of mortar shells bursting near invasion barges.

    American troops advancing uphill from shore on Iwo-Jima. Shots taken through turret of tank showing American forward troops advancing. Flame throwers in action. A Japanese soldier crawling to safety. He is raked with machine gun fire and killed. Various shots of the Japanese prisoners. More shots of the American troops action at Iwo-Jima.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:05:00 / 01:17:55:00

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