All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        7-12

        Permitted Use

        Stream and Download


        Part of Ken Burns
        Caution

        Contains Mature Content, Violence

        0 Favorites
        8 Views

        Saipan | Ken Burns: The War

        View images taken from Saipan, the second largest island in a cluster in the South Pacific known as the Northern Mariana Islands. It was a key position for the Japanese during World War II. As U.S. forces drove back the Japanese presence in the South Pacific, they met in Saipan in 1944 during a brutal and costly battle. Japanese soldiers were prepared to die defending the island. The island’s air bases would be critical for the B-29 bombers the U.S. planned to use to reach the Japanese mainland. U.S. Marines would prevail and take the island less than a month after the battle began.

        Saipan: Passing Marines | Ken Burns: The War

        Two marines look for cover from enemy fire during the invasion of Saipan. June, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (127-GR-113).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan Bound | Ken Burns: The War

        An SBD Dive Bomber from the USS Lexington participates in the invasion of Saipan, June 15, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (080-G-236936).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Enemy Dead on Saipan | Ken Burns: The War

        Japanese troops lie died in a water-filled ditch in Saipan. July 6, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (127-GW-1319-87124).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan: Scurrying for Cover | Ken Burns: The War

        US Marines move across the beach at Saipan during mop-up operations. Two have been struck by Japanese sniper fire. Credit: The National Archives (26-G-2649).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan: Amid Combat Debris | Ken Burns: The War

        A weary soldier takes a rest, Saipan. June, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-324720).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan: Navajo Code Talker | Ken Burns: The War

        Navajo Code Talkers were among the Marines who led the first assault on the Pacific Island of Saipan, June, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (ARC Identifier 532526).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan: Delivering Plasma | Ken Burns: The War

        A Navy corpsman administers blood plasma to a wounded Marine in Saipan, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (127-GR-113-83573).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Crawling through the Saipan Brush | Ken Burns: The War

        A cautious Marine, armed with a scaling rope, advances toward Mount Tapochau on Saipan, June, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (127-GW-1313-85006).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Saipan: American Dead | Ken Burns: The War

        Rows of bodies await inspection in Saipan, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-318781).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Killed in Action on the Beach | Ken Burns: The War

        The bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the invasion of Saipan, June, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (26-G-2509).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Marines Remove a Fallen Comrade | Ken Burns: The War

        Stretcher-bearers transport a fallen Marine, tagged for burial. Saipan, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (127-GR-113-83414).

        Permitted Use:

        Stream and Download

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Contributor:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now