On 14 June 1942 the United States' 1st Marine Division landed in Wellington. This film, made the following year, describes their first day ashore through the diary of a private, Bob Hatch. After landing on Aotea Quay the marines went by train to Paekākāriki, where they set up camp. The film records their first impressions.
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Reference: Weekly Review 76. National Film Unit, 1943
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