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keywords: wwii, pacific theater, iwo jima, operation detachment, 3rd marine division, marine combat wounded

Synopsis: Unedited footage of U.S. 3rd Marine Division as they go about securing the island of Iwo Jima and expanding their beach head with Mt. Suribachi in the background....(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:09:08
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Island Of Iwo Jima
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Action On Iwo Jima

Unedited footage on Iwo Jima, U.S. Military "Operation Detachment" in WWII. BBs (battleships) & DDs (Destroyers) lying offshore. LS of U.S. plane on fire, plane crashes into ocean behind USS Jackson, black cloud of smoke in sky. View of Mount Suribachi from ship. Pan view many auxiliary ships in transport area, Mount Suribachi in BG. View of Iwo Jima beach, north end of air field. U.S. Marines of the 3rd Marine Div dig-in on Iwo Jima beach. CU of Marine sleeping in foxhole with helmet over face. CU of radio and radioman operating radio in fox hole.

General Erskine (Command of 3rd Marine Div) & other officers examining map (Gen. Erskine in center). Marines unload ammunition by means of roller conveyors. Loaded truck exits beached LSM. Marine digs foxhole. Dead Marine partially covered with sand. Marines carry casualty on stretcher (litter), place him aboard truck. Wounded man unloaded and placed at aid station. Operations Officer talks on telephone. Colonel English talks on telephone. Marines probing ground with bayonets searching for land mines. Capsized landing boat sinks. View of Mt. Suribachi from ocean, ships in foreground.

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