• Short Summary

    Allied troops take over Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. South Pacific.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Pacific close-up.

    Marshall Islands.

    Various shots of the naval bombardment on Kwajalein and Roi. Allied troops advance through scorched earth, they wear white patches on the backs of their uniform so allied planes can identify them. Marines set fire to wooden huts in case any Japanese soldiers are hiding. L/S as smoke rises. Various shots as guns are fired. American troops prevail on a group of Japanese to surrender, they hold up white flag and put their hands up. Various shots of the prisoners as they are stripped off and given overalls. Various shots as they are driven off to another part. Various shots of native Kanakas waving after being freed from the Japanese. The prisoners of war wear labels around their necks. Various shots as the allies celebrate by eating Kwajalein chicken. Various shots of Admiral Nimitz, Pacific Fleet Commander, with his men. Good shot of American flag in earth with marines standing around.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1354.02
    Media URN:
    44570
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:38:00 / 01:10:38:00
    Canister:
    44/24

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