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||IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from N/A votes
||Release: 06 Jan 1944 /
||Genre: Documentary, Short, War
||Synopsis: Documentary short subject depicting the battle for the island of Rendova, a vital part of the American campaign against the Japanese in World War II.
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This short documentary describes the landings and occupation of
Rendova, a lightly defended island just to the north of Guadalcanal.
The Army had little trouble except from snipers. "Like all savage
animals the Japs took to the trees." The object was to establish a base
from which the nearby stronghold of Munda could be shelled. The goal
was accomplished but of course the Japanese retaliated with bombing
raids. The raid destroyed supplies, vehicles, and guns.
But it was a surprise to see, in a documentary from the war years,
shots of American soldiers who had been killed in the air raid, some of
the bodies half buried in mud and already in rigor. I wouldn't have
thought the censors would allow it.
The narration is telegraphic in style. "Supplies. Hard work.
Necessary." It wasn't a large scale or glamorous operation. It wasn't
of great strategic importance like Midway or Guadalcanal, only an
incremental step towards the Japanese homeland. The mission of taking
Munda was accomplished but the occupation is rarely celebrated.
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