• Short Summary

    American troops land on the Solomon Islands and take over Japanese camp and airbase.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LATEST PICTURES FROM THE SOLOMONS".

    Solomon Islands.

    Various shots in fairly heavy seas of American naval ships and troopships nearing Guadalcanal in the Solomons. L/S from one of the ships of an escort fighter and Fortress flying low overhead.

    US Marines transfer from ship to landing craft. Guns from the fleet give protection and the landing craft head for beaches. The marines run up the beach through the surf. Gun emplacements are dug along the beach.

    Various shots of a camp in the jungle on the island which has been evacuated by the enemy. M/S of US airmen arriving at captured Japanese airbase. M/S Stars and Stripes flag being raised to pole head.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1338.06
    Media URN:
    44169
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:00:00 / 01:09:14:00
    Canister:
    42/76

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