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WATCH: The Bloody Documentary That Won the Marine Corps an Oscar
« on: September 08, 2021, 02:04:46 pm »
WATCH: The Bloody Documentary That Won the Marine Corps an Oscar
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By Mac Caltrider | September 06, 2021

Marines love to brag. Whether they’re bragging about out-drinking the Navy or out-fighting the Army, Marines have a seemingly endless list of boasts they can’t always back up. But the Marine Corps has at least one distinction no other branch can claim: It won an Oscar. That’s right, the branch known for doing more with less won an Academy Award, filmmaking’s highest honor.

With the Marines at Tarawa follows the 2nd Marine Division during three days of heavy fighting between the United States and Japan in 1943. The documentary combines combat footage captured by Marine Staff Sgt. Norman Hatch with narration explaining the battle’s significance. The 20-minute film won the 1945 Academy Award for best documentary short subject.

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Re: WATCH: The Bloody Documentary That Won the Marine Corps an Oscar
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 02:25:50 pm »
A terrible fight. This film was the only instance where Japanese and American combatants were filmed in the same frame.