Marines on exercise lay temporary runways; jet fighters take off, drop napalm, and land again.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item. Title reads: "Marines Show Readiness as Deterrent Force"
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States of America / USA
Various shots, group of US marines on exercise, laying tracks, making a landing airfield for jet fighters. MS Jet fighter standing on temporary runway which the marines have laid. CU Group of marine and navy officers watching. Panning shot, jet fighter taking off with rocket assistance. (2 shots). LS Pan with two fighters dropping incendiaries (napalm bombs), radar apparatus in foreground. Various shots, fighter planes, towards camera, dropping incendiaries over the target area. MS Audience of high ranking Marine and Navy officers. MS pan with jet fighter landing on temporary runway using an arrester hook and landing technique similar to that of an aircraft carrier.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 25/05/1961. American commentary.