April 29 is International Dance Day!
A sailor relieves the shipboard tension with an impromptu jig during the lead up to the invasion of Okinawa*.
Excerpted from: “Landings on Okinawa,” Universal News Volume 18, Release 388, Stories #1-5, April 9, 1945. National Archives Identifier: 100520.
(*Bittersweet as this clip also features some of the last footage of war correspondent Ernie Pyle before he was killed on Okinawa. He can be seen sitting next to the accordion player. )