First pictures of battle in Solomons

Accession Number F00811
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 35 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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Shows the United States invasion fleet on route to Guadalcanal. United States Navy Douglas Dauntless dive bombers and USAAF B-17 heavy bombers. Marines boarding assault barges, naval gunfire in preparation of the landing and scenes at the landing beach.