00:00:36 Journal Robert Sherrod storms the beaches of Tarawa with the Marines,
00:04:20 and spend several months working at the magazine's New York office.
00:07:38 The battleships, cruisers, and destroyers--already at work for two days, begin their final softening up of the beaches.
00:08:22 Men in holes are hard to hit.
00:09:23 I can't help but wonder: "will I ever see this ship again?
00:11:26 I grabbed the sergeant to get to cover, and I could see them shooting at us.
00:12:12 it made you feel, "Boy, the United States is powerful.
00:17:12 They can lob shells right down our throats, pounding the beaches while we unload supplies.
00:21:14 Guys are calling this place "death valley".
00:21:27 Robert Sherrod is with the 6th Marine regiment.
00:21:49 The Japs are up in the caves, fighting the way they like to defensively and killing as many of us as possible.
00:25:02 or paralysis are sent home.
00:26:32 War correspondent Robert Sherrod is surveying a grim scene of utter carnage on the pacific island of Saipan.
00:29:49 His ship, the USS Samuel B.
00:30:19 Looks like the Sammy B. is being sent to fight the Japs.
00:31:33 We arrive in the pacific.
00:31:35 Right away, everyone is feeling a little more tense.
00:35:13 According to command, the Germans are right on top of us.
00:40:40 The civilians on Saipan are committing mass suicide out of fear instilled in them by the Japanese military.
00:41:02 The civilians have been conditioned to believe that taking their own lives is the only way for them to escape brutality.
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