00:01:17 We will accept nothing less than full victory.
00:03:09 But carrying out our original strategy of eliminating our European enemy first
00:09:12 A man could not stand it if he didn't believe that to be true.
00:10:59 Soldiers on nearby ships scramble over the sides and down nets into landing boats bobbing in the waves.
00:11:15 And while I'm standing there on the side of the deck
00:16:48 "Time Life" correspondent Robert Sherrod is part of the massive American force that has landed on Saipan.
00:17:20 We're in a grim position.
00:20:27 By the end of the battle, three Japanese carriers have been sunk.
00:22:05 To combat the Japanese, Marines bring in flame throwing tanks that spray a petroleum-based flammable gel.
00:23:27 It's enough to make a man weep.
00:24:26 Well, I tell him: "Doc, everything is vital down there."
00:25:17 The last thing that I want to do is join another unit as a replacement officer.
00:27:25 They were only stopped when a Marine artillery unit fired point blank at them,
00:30:07 Light gray above decks and a pattern of ocean gray and black beneath
00:31:06 This is the most guarded place on the planet earth.
00:31:19 Planes flying over 24 hours a day, keeping the passage safe.
00:31:53 I hear the guys getting excited.
00:32:33 (deep explosive boom)
00:35:04 The pace is painfully slow and perilous.
00:37:49 It's utter destruction.
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