STK-ID 21469

MSs of soldiers in foxholes near amphibious tank, medics bringing in casualties. MCS of soldier examining his helmet after it was damaged by bullet. Various shots of soldiers running past the camera, taking shelter where they can. Several shots of men firing their weapons, clambering up sand dune, firing at Japanese bunker. Much smoke, broken palm trees, etc. Shots of men using machine guns and flamethrower. Shots of casualties being brought back on stretchers and placed on rubber boat. HA sequence on several Japanese prisoners of war under guard. Sequence on US marines going on tour of island, inspecting wrecked Japanese defences, capturing the last prisoners. Shots of abandoned coast artillery, bunkers, Japanese corpses.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 54
Tarawa Island
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080