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.
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.
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.
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.
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.