Gung Ho!
The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders
(Restored)
This classic Hollywood war movie is based on the true-life World War II Makin Island raid by Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson's 2nd Marine Raider Battalion (17--18 August 1942). It was an attack on Japanese forces on Makin (now known as Butaritari) in the Pacific Ocean.The mission was to destroy Japanese installations, take prisoners, gather intelligence on the Gilbert Islands and divert Japanese attention from Allied landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi. An all star cast includes Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, J. Carol Naish, Rod Cameron and Noah Beery Jr.and is narrated by NBC News legend Chet Huntley.
 
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