Allied offensive in North Africa during World War II. Railroad train passes on a bridge in the United States filled with tanks and equipment bound for eastern ports. British rail carry heavy equipment and British Tanks to ports. Large number of transport trucks line up at a dock area. An Allied troop transport ship arrives at the dock. Allied troops boarding troop carrier ships in United States and England. British tanks loaded to ships. Troops disembark a train and troops embark a ship. Troops wave as the ship leaves the dock. Allied transport ships, battleships, cruisers and destroyers underway in Atlantic toward Gibraltar rendevous in 1942. Montage shows U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, President Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in conversation in late December 1941, Views of General George Marshall, General Dwight D Eisenhower in the United States following their appointments to lead the effort from the American side. General Mark Clarke in England shaking hands with Eisenhower. Neville Chamberlain also seen. A convoy of Allied ships. Allied troops aboard ships headed to Gibraltar. Two United States soldiers sew American flag patches on uniforms. Troops play games on ship deck. Battle inspection of troops and arms on the deck by their officers.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressing Congress on January 6, 1941, asking for authority to supply war materiel to Britain and allies. Animated map showing streams of war materiel going to china and to European allies. Views of transport ships, Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft with British roundel on them. A U.S. light tank M2; a large artillery barrel; and sacks of goods, being loaded on a ship. View of U.S. Capitol. Lend Lease Act passed. Animated map shows German forces overrunning Yugoslavia and Greece, and attacking Soviet Union. German troops in small boats crossing river to invade. German tanks and artillery operating on the Eastern front. Civilian men and women digging fortifications. Lend lease war materiel being unloaded in Britain, and at Red Sea port for British in Africa.Trucks carrying supplies over the Burma road to China. Lend lease supplies piled up in Murmansk, Russia, and Iran. "Hammer and Sickle 'em" chalked on a shipment.Stevedores rolling large tires.Hitler speaking. Head of Statue of Liberty. Animated illustrations about effects of Axis victory. U.S. Forces entering Greenland and Iceland, with consent of their governments.
Use and manufacture of artillery during World War II. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler giving Nazi salute and German troops marching. A newspaper headline reads 'Poland Invaded'. Japanese zero aircraft in flight and bomb strikes on U.S. Navy ships at Pearl Harbor. Scenes from water of the devastation in Pearl Harbor after attack by Japanese aircraft on U.S. Navy ships. A flight of U.S. Navy Douglas TBD torpedo bombers dropping torpedoes. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seated at a desk signing declaration of war, in 1941. U.S. war production workers manufacturing tanks, guns, ammunition, artillery, shells, and jeeps in arms and munitions factories. War materiel including Army jeeps and tanks loaded with soldiers on parade. U.S. troops firing artillery in North Africa. U.S. forces advancing through wet jungles in the Pacific Theater of World War 2.
German troops battle the enemy in Africa during World War II. Vehicles and troops of German motorized reconnaissance detachment move across a desert in Africa. German soldiers find tire tracks and identify them as enemy tracks by measurements. Troops and vehicles stop at a village. Villagers greet German troops. A German officer bandages a child. German Field Marshal and Commander of Afrika Korps Erwin Rommel, German General Albert Kesselring and other German officials meet Italian Military Commander Ugo Cavallero and other Italian military officials at Staff Headquarters of combined German and Italian tank force. Rommel confers with Cavallero. A German anti-aircraft gun fires against British airplanes laying a bomb-carpet. British airplanes bomb dwellings. A British airplane is downed. A British tank attack is warded off by German artillery fire.
Italian warships maneuvering in the Mediterranean during World War 2. Destroyers pass a Corazzata-class Italian battleship. Italian IMAM Ro.43 reconnaissance planes are launched from a battleship. Two Corazzata-class Italian battleships underway. Change of scene shows the island of Malta, viewed from a low flying airplane. A formation of Italian CANT Z.508 seaplane bombers flying overhead to attack Malta. View from ground on Malta of anti-aircraft flak burst clouds in the air above. Smoke rising from bomb bursts. Glimpse of a large British warship slowly easing out of its dock. Single engine aircraft overhead moving through heavy flak clouds. More bomb explosions. Local people seeking refuge from bombing. People perusing destroyed buildings. A formation of British Bristol Blenheim light bombers in flight over North Africa. British forces firing artillery in Libya. War materiel abandoned by retreating Italian forces in Eritrea and Somaliland. British troops and a contingent of Ethiopian troops march into Addis Ababa, escorting Emperor Haile Selassie as he is restored to his throne in May, 1942. Next, German armor in North Africa is seen burning. A knocked out German tank viewed through window of a British armored vehicle. More burning German armor. German aircraft destroyed on the ground at an airbase. Bombs lined up on the ground. Huge number of Italian prisoners of war marching across the desert in Libya.
Pictures taken by military and news cameramen during World War II. The North African Campaign, 1940: British tanks and infantry advance over the Libyan Desert. Soldiers fire artillery. Masses of Italian prisoners marched by British soldiers. The campaign on the Eastern Front, 1941: Nazi tanks advance under Luftwaffe air cover. Junker Ju 87 or Stukas drop bombs. Street fighting in Russia. Russian aircraft in flight. The pilots in the aircraft. Soldiers on tanks. Burning tanks. Soldiers run for cover past corpses on the battlefield.