A large number of casualties as a result of World War II. War continues with artillery fired in Belgium, a ship underway in Atlantic, a wounded in Pacific Theater and a graveyard.
Allied forces invading Normandy France, during World War 2. Formations of U.S. A-20 bombers from the 416th Bomb Group, in striped paint, fly over the Allied invasion task force in the English Channel. Allied warships begin bombarding the French coast. Allied troops climb down rope nets from their transport ships into landing craft, and head toward the beaches. A landing craft is struck and sinks with troops aboard. Troops on landing craft from the USS Bayfield (APA-33) hit the beach. U.S. soldiers on the beach being hit by German machine gun fire. Others seeking refuge under a cliff where they treat the wounded.
U.S. troops using mine detectors during World War 2, in europe. A soldier uses mine detector on a snow covered road. He detects something and marks the spot with a warning. U.S. troops setting up camp in a forest. They use trenching tools to dig foxholes. Medics assist wounded soldier through the forest.
Dignitaries including Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and William Lyon Mackenzie King posing for photographs outdoors, and then attending a State dinner in the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. Chiefs of Staff and bejeweled women at function. Many dignitaries of Britain, Canada, and the U.S. seen, including Alexander Cambridge 1st Earl of Athlone, and General Douglas MacArthur. At the Citadel, the parliamentary heads of the three participating nations receive the LLD from McGill. Mrs. Clementine Churchill and Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt appearing at a press conference together to make a statement to reporters.
A newsreel titled 'Black, white, and cool' shows models displaying white kid gloves,white suede kid sandals and white hand bags at the Saint Regis Hotel in New York City. A model displays her black summer dress. Another model shows a matching dress and parasol combination "to avoid freckles" according to narrator Vicki Vola. A mother and daughter in matching cotton plaid dresses.
U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 transport plane, painted in D-Day invasion stripes, lands at improvised airstrip in Normandy, France,during World War 2. Barrage balloons surround the airstrip.The C-47 has numeral two painted by its U.S. star on fuselage. A second C-47 is seen on final approach to the airstrip. Foreground is marked by foxholes, possible shell holes and other signs of combat. U.S. Army Chief of Staff, George S. Marshall and Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower are seen consulting with British Officer of the Scots Guards, who reads a military dispatch. Military Police stand guard in background. They are joined by Admiral Ernest J, King, USN, and Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Commanding General, 1st Army . The military leaders board jeeps in a convoy. Lieutenant General Henry (Hap) Arnold, Commanding General, U.S Army Air Forces, seen briefly as he steps from a C-47 aircraft. Marshall, Eisenhower, and King, boarding jeeps. They look up as a U.S. Air Forces B-17 bomber flies low overhead. General Marshal conversing with a helmeted army soldier. Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, USN, Commander Western Naval Task Force, steps from a C-47 transport airplane, followed by General Eisenhower.General Marshall and General Bradley (with bandaged nose) riding in a jeep. General Eisenhower and Admiral King seated in a jeep. Convoy of senior officers passing several troops and military vehicles along a road. Air Forces General Arnold in front seat of a jeep.The jeeps arrive at a building.