Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis.
This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, Speeding Up the Attack: The Marshalls, looks at the Allied campaign against the Japanese outposts in the Marshall Islands. United States Marines launch an amphibious assault that captures the Kwajalein atoll. Later, the Marines move further west and attack the Eniwetok atoll where they also overcome Japanese resistance. Using these atolls as airbases, the Allies bomb the Japanese stronghold of Truk in the Caroline Islands.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com