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Title:THE INVASION OF IWO JIMA - GRIM BATTLES AS US MARINES LAND ON ISLANDS NEAR JAPAN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 489
Summary: Newsreel showing the fighting on Iwo Jima, February- March, 1945.
Description: LS and aerial views of US fleet - the strongest ever assembled. Plan of Island, showing landing points. Air attacks precede the amphibious assault. MLS, Essex Class Carrier. MS of Corsair taking off, flaps down. Various LS showing bombardment of island. Many aircraft are damaged - Wildcat belly lands on carrier, another dives into the sea, the pilot ejecting at the last moment. Warships continue the softening up-shot form gunboat close inshore, MS of USS West Virginia. MS of Corsair diving - camera tracks napalm canister falling into the sea. Landing craft go in - MLS of aircraft laying smoke screen, rocket firing LCIs, LS of explosions onshore. Enemy mortar fire-splashes near LC (and auxiliaries, CU dead cameraman on inshore vessel. LS of LVT (A) 4s on beach. LS as Japanese oil dump explodes. Shots through tank's observation slit showing flamethrower, and MG firing at fugitive Japanese. Few enemy soldiers are captured and half of these are "slaves from Korea". CU of prisoners. Supply problem - beach scenes including mobile crane, LVT (A)1s, etc. Distinguished visitors - CU of Forrestal and Smith. USMC earns fresh glory at Iwo Jima - pan across devastated landscape littered with equipment.