Location: North Africa,Oran,Sicily,SOLOMON ISLANDS
TC Begins: 16:29:01
TC Ends: 16:36:27
Seabees The World Over Reel 4 of 5
Flood at base camp on Solomons. Seabees traipsing through mud. CU mosquito. Men sick with malaria; stretcher loaded onto landing craft. Military funeral w/ bugler. Spraying insecticide for malaria prevention. Water cisterns at camp filtered. “Drinking water” sign. ‘Los Angeles City Limits’ sign nailed to tree. Camp activity following defeat of malaria. Men off in truck.
16:31:39 Explosions in jungle and trees felled for new road and airfield construction.
16:32:33 Headlines re Italy capitulation and Allied invasion; zoom-in map of Scotland.
16:32:54 Clyde - Scottish base where preparations for European D-Day & North African invasions took place; harbour views w/ newly-constructed docks. Troops embark on LST to North Africa. Causeways laid in Oran harbour. Naval convoy en route to Sicily; sea battle and landing crafts dispatched.
16:35:59 Sicily landing. Causeway to shore. Bulldozer on beach.
WWII. Pacific War.