Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. Landing craft in water, to camera. Onto beach. Marines on beach. Close up two officers. Various shots marines running, in action. Firing from fox holes. Fires in distance. Wounded and wreckage on beach. Marine firing from foxhole. Combat scenes. Flame thrower. Misc. combat, explosions. Wounded and dead. Japanese prisoner led by two marines. Crowded Japanese prisoners. Wreckage. Marines remove wounded. Two marines shake hands. Marines moving along, officer pats men as they pass.
Keywords:NEWSREEL, US TROOPS, PACIFIC, WW2, SECOND WORLD WAR, DRAMATIC SCENES, FIGHTING