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WW II Palau - Battle of Bloody Nose Ridge
An old world war 2 public domain documentary on the Palau Island battle called bloody nose ridge. This covers the Pacific campaign against Japan. Crusade in the Pacific was the name of the series. Read the book by Marine General Smedley Butler called "WAR IS A RACKET"
By the time the Grumman Hellcat airplanes came out the days of the Japanese Zero fighters were numbered. The battle for the islands of Angaur and Peleliu are covered in this documentary.
Underwater Demolition men or frogmen as they were called were the origins for the modern navy seals special forces. They destroyed enemy installations and natural obstacles to sea invasions. I am glad the American Sherman tanks were more than a match for the Japanese light tanks. The US Marines took a heavy beating at this battle. US airplanes dropped napalm (gel gasoline) against the dug in Japanese soldiers.
These Islands served as air bases for the US planes bombing the Japanese Islands.