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The Capture of Tarawa from Japan - 1943

In just 76 hours, US Marines take one of the most vital islands of the Pacific campaign in this vintage World War II United News footage. Later on in the video, FDR meets with Churchill first in Cairo, Egypt, and then again in Teheran, Iran, this time with Stalin.In part 1, the invasion fleet moves toward Tarawa. Marines land and fight after a naval bombardment. It shows the effect of the attack on Japanese emplacements. In part 2, President Roosevelt meets with Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, and with Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Teheran. It shows Madame Chiang and Sara Churchill.Transcript (PDF): BYOffice for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)REPOSITORY:Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: War, 1939-1945Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953United News Company, ProducerDepartment of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps.(09/18/1947 -9999 )Cairo Conference (1st : 1943). (11/23/1943 -11/26/1943 ).MORE INFORMATION:More information is available in the National Archives online catalog:
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