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keywords: wwii, pacific theater, iwo jima invasion, u.s. marines, lvts, landing vehicle tracked, flame-throwers

Synopsis: D-Day for 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 28th Marine Regiment as they assault the beaches of Iwo Jima supported by naval gunfire and while pinned down on the beachhead by intense Japanese fire slowly move inland using small arms, grenades and flame-throwers...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:06:10
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Iwo Jima
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Iwo Jima: D-Day

D-Day on Green Beach as the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 28th Marine Regiment land on Iwo Jima during WWII. Taken from LVT on way to beach showing line of LVTs following. Face of Marine with white ointment covering face. Long shot of smoking Iwo Jima beach, bow of LVT FG, other LVTs underway. Long shot of Mt. Suribachi, Battle Ship and LVTs off shore, fire bombs burst on summit of Mt Suribachi. DUKWs loaded with troops underway. Iwo Jima beach as landing craft approach, BB close into shore, firing smoke columns & explosions seen. Shows Marines pinned down on beachhead. Soldier with flame thrower crawls forward. Corpsmen dressing wounded Marine in fox hole. Marines advance past camera.