Animated map showing disposition of Allied and opposing German forces in Belgium during World War II. Highlighted places include the River Meuse, Bastogne,and Liege. Brief glimpse of German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt,commander of the German Army Command in the West, and German armor and infantry under his command, on an offensive against the Allies driving toward the River Meuse. Allied troops fight German troops in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, Ardennes in Belgium. German attack Allied positions in the battle of the Bulge. Allied infantry units at Arnhem and Bastogne are cut off and blasted by German artillery. Allied troops advance in a town. Wounded Allied soldiers being carried on litters. Troops cross street. After weather clears, Allied airplanes attack German positions on December 24, 1944. German advance being stopped and Allied armor moving forward, again, including negro soldiers in tanks.
Recovery of Marine wounded in Saipan during World War II. United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean during the battle of Saipan. Naval guns aboard the ship bombard the coast. United States troops aboard transport ships. Landing crafts loaded with Marines move towards the shore. Troops land at the coast amidst heavy firing. Medical Company arrives at the beach and looks after the wounded Marines. Marines fire machine gun and tanks roll. Injured Marines on stretchers being carried away. Litter patients being placed into ambulance jeep and carried away. Medical officer examines the wounded and provides first aid to them. Litter patients being placed in a jeep and walking wounded being helped to get into the jeep. Jeep carries the injured Marines to Regimental aid station. Doctor checks the injured Marines and treats them. Tags being prepared for each patient. Records being maintained. Wounded being loaded onto a jeep and the jeep is driven away to a collecting station. At the collecting station Marines at work.
Viewed in the distance, on the horizon, USS Minneapolis, CA-36, with the USS North Carolina, BB-55 in the background, tankers maneuver to fuel the fleet. A battleship and light carrier on the horizon, another battleship being fueled. The aircraft carrier USS Lexington, CV-16, being fueled. The fleet oiler USS Guadalupe, AO-32, fuels the destroyer USS Maury (DD-401) and an unknown warship.
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. 9th Infantry Division troops use mine detectors in the Hurtgen Forest of Germany during World War 2. A soldier sweeps for mines on a snow covered road. He detects something and marks the spot with a warning. U.S. troops setting up camp in the forest. They use trenching tools to dig foxholes. Medics assist a wounded soldier through the forest. (WW 2; World War 2)
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.