German newsreel footage of German soldiers near Caen after the Normandy invasion, France. Night view of the bombarding. Wreckage in the city due to the bombarding. Wrecked houses and buildings. German Tanks, motorcycles, infantry and artillery move up. Bombarding and firing in a field. Soldiers hide in the field to save themselves from the firing. A soldier talks on phone. German soldiers take cover behind houses and fire. Smoke rises from the battle. German antitank guns cripple United States Sherman tanks. A large bomb crater in field. German Army soldiers discuss amongst themselves.
Presidential elections in the United States. Americans voting in various cities. People lined up outside building to vote. Buildings along the sides of the street. Acts and figures pasted on a board. People reading the news. President Roosevelt casting his vote at the Town Hall in Hyde Park, New York. Tabulation of the figure. Crowd at Times Square follow the returns. A board reads: 'National Broadcasting Company Election chart'. Announcements of figures on radio. A woman writing the figure on a board. Announcement of results at the Republican National Headquarters. Governor Dewey conceded defeat and President Roosevelt receives congratulations at Hyde Park.
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)
U.S. Coast guard supply operations near invasion beachead, France, during World War II. Various landing ships and patrol boats moving about. Army officers board a ship from a small craft. Large crane on supply ship transfers supplies to smaller boats. Landing craft with armored vehicle loaded on board. "US 59" painted on back of vehicle.
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.