We Are the Marines

We Are the Marines
Directed by Louis De Rochemont
Produced by Louis De Rochemont
Cinematography Richard W. Maedler
Edited by John Dullaghan and
Elliott Nugent
Release dates
1942 USA
Running time
70 min.
Country United States
Language English

We Are the Marines is a 1942 full-length documentary film produced by The March of Time. It was directed by Louis De Rochemont and distributed by 20th Century Fox.


The early portions of the film deal with the history of the Corps, from Colonial times to the 1942. The film's midsection details the arduous training procedure of the Few and the Proud at Parris Island and elsewhere. Finally, wartime newsreel footage is adroitly blended with dramatized re-enactments to illustrate the contributions, and the utter necessity of the marines in World War II.

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