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Battle For The Marianas 1944

Public Domain Stock Footage Battle For Marianas 1944

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keywords: WWII, Pacific Theater, U.S. Marines, Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan, LST, 50 cal. Heavy Machine Gun, Rising Sun Graphic, Flamethrower Tank

Synopsis: Unedited combat scenes on Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan in the Mariana Island Chain in the West Pacific....(read more)

  • Date: 1944
  • Duration: 00:10:09
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Mariana Islands

Battle For Marianas 1944

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Battle For Marianas 1944

Animated map and brief invasion images of the islands occupied by the Japanese and retaken by Allied forces in WWII with a focus on the Mariana Islands. Shows LVTs or "amtanks" loaded with Marines leaving an LST (Landing Ship Tank) on way to island beachhead. Marines rapidly dropping off sides of the LVT and taking cover. Excellent image of Marine pointing and yelling for men to advance off beachhead. Scenes of Marines trying to advance off beachhead. Ships offshore bombarding island with naval firepower. Marines loading and firing mortar.

Machine gun crew firing heavy 50 cal machine gun. Tank on dusty road approaching camera at fast speed. Marines firing Howitzer. Aerial view of airfield, wreckage of Japanese plane. CU side view of tank moving pass camera. Views of Japanese tank (damaged) knocked out of action, wreckage of buring Japanese tanks. Japanese tank with "rising sun" Japanese flag painted on turret, CU of hand sticking out hatch. Bodies of dead Japanese soldiers in front of wrecked tank. Ships offshore firing, explosions on island. Scenes of huge fire and rising column of smoke in sky. Marine with flamethrower tanks on back climbs steep hill. Flamethrower tank in action. Marines firing Howitzer. Battery of large artillery guns firing in sequence. Marines loading large artillery gun. Tank used to shield Marines carrying a wounded Marine.