Friday WWII Flix: “Beachhead”



(See my other WWII posts) – I had come across the 1954 movie “Beachhead” recently and chose to watch it last night. The synopsis per IMDB:

In 1943, in the wake of the Allied amphibious landing on the Japanese held Bougainville Island, four Marines are sent to scout the location of Japanese minefields.

The four Marines are sent to find a French plantation owner who had sent a message to the Allies about Japanese minefields. Their trip is not without danger, but they do find the Frenchman. Then they must get the confirmed information on the minefield back to Allied command. They must avoid Japanese patrols, avoid Japanese who have been trailing them, and deal with complications from having the Frenchman’s young daughter with them.

This was not a bad film for the most part. There were some bad special effects towards the end of the movie involving a Japanese gunboat and a water born fire, but otherwise not too bad. The movie did earn a 5.9/10 on IMDB.

At the time I write this the movie can still be found on YouTube.

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 240 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

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