The New Pictures, Mar. 20, 1944

With the Marines at Tarawa (U.S. M.C.; edited by Warner Bros.; distributed by Universal) is war in the least expurgated form most U.S. cinemaddicts are likely to see. It has long been a question how much battle experience should be communicated to civilians. With the Marines at Tarawa should settle the question once for all. Some things have been left out (in battle the camera cannot be everywhere). And there is no shot of any American being wounded or killed. Nevertheless, the picture's 19 minutes of unflagging pity, terror and intense action make...

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