Captivating unseen color film shows US Marines in action all the way back to the 1930s

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  1. Freda'sMom

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    Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see.

    The Marine Corps is sending the rare stockpile of films to specialists in South Carolina. Some of the images have been in storage for 70 years and offer viewers a gritty 'you-were-there' view of military life.

    The films depict storied events such as Marines wading through the tide at Guadalcanal, the wounded being evacuated from Iwo Jima and Marines tramping single-file through the hillsides after the Chinese tried to wipe out the 1st Marine Division at the Chosin Reservoir.

    The historian said the Marines had to look outside the government to preserve the old films because they didn't have the capability - or money - to do it on their own. Copies of a small portion of the films have been sent to the National Archives for historical purposes, he said.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-Khe-Sanh-Vietnam.html#v-6384522593136168059
     
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  2. USMCGrunt

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    WOW... cool
     
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    Great Post.
     
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    Awesome!!

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  5. FalconsRock

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    How cool is that??? Thanks for the post.
     

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