American marines invade Kwalalein Attoll.
Kwalalein Attoll, Marshall Islands, Pacific.
US. Marines swarm down ships side into landing craft. Naval and air bombardment. US. Marines wade ashore. They are shot at, craft advancing through water. US. Marines shooting at Japanese in water. Land explosion. Various shots of the fierce battle as marines land. Service cameramen at work. Dead Japanese soldiers. Shattered island, destroyed trees, hangars, block houses, buildings, planes. Marines find Japanese beer. Wounded men transported onboard hospital ship by crane. Last post sounded for the dead American soldiers. Animated map of Pacific operations. Marines in battle.