Trove of Marine Corps films from 1930s-1970s to be preserved, placed online
A scene from the Battle of Iwo Jima, recorded by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945, is part of a collection of silent, color films being preserved by the Moving Image Research Collections at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. The university is in the process of preserving about 2,000 hours of film showing marines in action during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. COLUMBIA, S.C. - Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see.
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