• Short Summary

    Allied forces launch an invasion of Kwajalein, one of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Invasion of the Marshalls.

    Marshall Islands, South Pacific.

    Good shots of a convoy of allied troop carriers heading towards the Marshall Islands. C/U of a map of the area they plan to attack in the South Pacific. Aeroplanes fly overhead. Various shots as American troops climb down nets from ships onto landing craft. Good shots of the landing craft packed with men, and the invasion force heading for the beaches under constant attack. Various shots of explosions and gunfire. Various shots as marines land on the beaches of the coral island known as Kwajalein, they dig in and establish beachhead. M/S's marines laying mortar fire. Various shots as, under attack, the marines now move forward, various shots of gunfire and explosions.

    Various shots of the airfield at Roi which has now been reduced to a twisted wreck of hangars and planes. Marines search the area and find a case of Japanese beer. Various shots of Japanese pillboxes along coast which have been hit hard by the U.S. attack, dead Japanese soldiers lay in a trench. Various shots of destroyed fortification. L/S as supplies come ashore at newly formed beachhead. L/S of the beach showing trucks, soldiers unload the stores.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1352.19
    Media URN:
    44533
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:31:00 / 01:41:30:00
    Canister:
    44/19

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