With The Marines At Tarawa

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  • Approved
  • 1944
  • 18 min
  • 7.0  (289)

With The Marines At Tarawa is a historical documentary film that was produced during World War II by the United States Navy. The film transports audiences to the Pacific theater of World War II and provides an up-close and personal view of the Battle of Tarawa in late 1943. The film opens with a brief overview of the strategic importance of the Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific and the decision to launch an assault on the island, which was held by the Japanese army. The audience is then introduced to the Marines who will be landing on the island, including Alexander Bonnyman Jr., who was a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during the Battle of Tarawa.

The film uses a mix of staged footage and authentic combat footage to provide a comprehensive view of the battle. The staged footage is impressive and includes a full-scale replica of the beach landing and an extensive model of the island. The documentary also features speeches from General Holland M. Smith, commanding officer of the V Amphibious Corps, and Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, commander of the Fifth Fleet.

The film provides a full picture of life as a Marine during World War II, from the difficulty of training to the realities of combat. The Marines are shown unloading equipment from ships, setting up artillery positions, and clearing the beach of obstacles. The documentary also includes rare footage of the Japanese forces that were stationed on the island.

The Battle of Tarawa is one of the most brutal and bloody battles fought during World War II, and the film does not shy away from the violence of the conflict. The Marines are shown under constant fire, dealing with casualties and fatalities, and enduring the brutal conditions of combat. The film also highlights the importance of teamwork and the bravery of the Marines who fought for their country.

With The Marines At Tarawa is an enthralling documentary that accurately captures the horror and chaos of the Battle of Tarawa. The film is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the Marines who fought in the Pacific during World War II. The documentary provides a unique and powerful insight into one of the most significant battles of the war and is a must-watch for anybody interested in military history.

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    18 min
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    7.0  (289)