• Short Summary

    Under the command of Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill USA naval forces attack Japanese strongholds?

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Central Pacific - Jap (Refers to Japanese people using language of the period) Taken By Storm in Tarawa Isle

    REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI, SOUTH TARAWA: Tarawa:
    EXT

    AERODROMES Renconstructing drome on TARAWA..U. S. plane lands


    AEROPLANES AMERICAN Bomb Japanese coastal units, & land on TARAWA


    AMERICA MILITARY Marines & Infantry capture TARAWA..A.L.Cs.land troops..marines attack Japanese positions..Direct hits on landing barge ..Supplies leave ships..Japanese dead..Damaged Japanese coastal guns lorries & equipment..Natives of Island watch..Wounded attended to on stretchers..church service aboard ship..Jeep greets 1st.U.S.plane to land on reconstructed drome etc.


    AMERICA NAVAL. U.S.fleet at sea..attack on TARAWA..big guns bombard Japanese coastal units..A.L.Cs.leave w.Marines & infantry..planes overhead..Rear/Adml.Harry W.Hill in charge (C.U.)


    ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT. U.S. Assault craft invade TARAWA.


    COASTAL DEFENCES. Japanese guns wiped out by U.S. at TARAWA.


    GUNS. Big U.S.Naval guns bombard TARAWA


    Commands U.S. landing on TARAWA


    JAPAN - MILITARY. U.S.attack TARAWA..Japanese guns open up on A.L.Cs-Some hits..Japanese dead..Wrecked guns & equipment etc


    NATIVES. Watch U.S.landing force on TARAWA.


    TARAWA (Gilbert Islands) Capture by U.S. forces..Naval bombardment..shore batteries open up on A.L.Cs. some direct hits..Planes bomb japanese shore Shots of coast-palm trees etc..Infantry & Marines land.. supplies leave ships..Japanese dead..damaged coastal guns..Natives sit & watch..Wounded on stretchers attended..Jeep rushes along reconstructed airfield to meet 1st.U.S. plane to land.


    Military - Active; Japan

    WWII, World War II, World War Two, Second World War, beachhead, pray, G.I., shell, Pacific Theater
    Background: Under the command of Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill USA naval forces attack Japanese strongholds in Tarawa

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAV7S54N0TQEGJ4XGCTM81WBH0
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV7S54N0TQEGJ4XGCTM81WBH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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