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The LVT Story
Description: World War II battle scenes between U.S. and Japanese troops, as seen through the "eyes" of a Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) amphibious tractor.

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Clip #: MF-24B
Length: 8:08
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Subject: Military
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1940s, World War II, United States Navy, Landing Vehicle Tractor, LVT, amphibious tractor, amtrac, amphtrack, amtrak, marines driving LVT on beach, up hillside and through ditch, through mud, jeep crossing creek by using LVT as bridge, LVT traveling through water getting knocked around by tumultuous waves, Pacific Ocean, LVT being hoisted into Landing Ship Tank, LST, LVT rolling off ramp from LST hold into water, naval battle between U.S. and Japanese, Japanese aircrafts attacking U.S. Navy ships, marines riding LVT through water, U.S. marine calmly chewing on cigar, LVTs coming ashore, U.S. marines storming beach and taking cover from Japanese assault including using LVT as shield, U.S. marines exchanging gunfire with Japanese, marine firing LVT gun, U.S. marines and LVTs advancing towards Japanese troops, marine throwing hand grenade, marine using flamethrower, flame thrower, marines carrying injured marine on stretcher and loading onto LVT, injured marine on stretcher being hoisted onto hospital ship, LVTs transporting marines and supplies traveling back ashore, marines unloading supplies from LVTs and carrying into jungle, caravan of LVTs transporting supplies traveling on road straight into firing lines, anti tank guns being fired towards Japanese troops in hills, marines using flamethrower on LVT to burn down hillside, flame thrower, marines repairing and performing maintenance on LVT, bodies of dead marines stacked up next to LVT, LVTs rolling off ramp from LST hold into water and traveling ashore


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