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Published on Apr 17, 2010
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)
ARC Identifier 35883 / Local Identifier 111-M-1128 1945
ACTION AT ANGAUR
Documents the invasion and capture of Angaur Island (Palau group) by the 81st ("Wildcat") Infantry Division in its first battle. In July 1944 the troops relax at Honolulu. Shows activities aboard a troop transport, including a ceremony at the Equator, en route to Guadalcanal for a practice landing in August. On Sept. 17 Angaur is invaded after a bombardment by ships and carrier planes. Contains many scenes of U.S. troops burning and blasting Japanese soldiers from their cave emplacements. Explains the tactics for securing "Suicide Hill." Shows Gen. Robert Richardson. A Treasury Department trailer urges the purchase of war bonds.