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Description "Story of a momentous experiment behind the battle lines. Here's the surprise story of thousands of Okinawa civilians who found out about American government from members of the Army-Navy-Marine civil affairs team that hit the Okinawa beach on [Pacific] D Day." ("New Victory Loan 16mm Sound Films," Business Screen, volume 6, number 7, 1945, 23.) Starts with celebrations of Easter Sunday in the United States before cutting to the U.S. invasion of Okinawa occurring on the same day. Shows how the military's civil affairs wing set up an occupation government to manage the people of Okinawa.
Creator U.S. Treasury Department Motion Pictures and Special Events Division
U.S. Marine Corps Photographic Service
Date Issued 1945
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 20:00
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Okinawa, Japan
Temporal Coverage Easter Sunday, 1945