Animated map shows thrust of German forces during invasion of Soviet Russia in World War 2. Stalingrad is highlighted as a turning point. Another animated map shows Soviet territorial gains at the end of the war, as narrator discusses the disposition of those places and their respective populations, as in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. He also discusses Soviet zones of occupation. Animated map shows "Iron Curtain." Soviet troops on parade. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) on display during a parade in 1945. A stadium filled with people in Soviet-occupied East Germany, in 1949. Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck, the first President of the German Democratic Republic, is seen in the stands. Young East German women parade in traditional costumes, clapping their hands, in the stadium. Waterfront scenes show Soviet trade activities with post-war occupied entities. Scenes of conflict as Chinese communist forces expel Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland to Formosa, in 1949. A litter-borne casualty and a refugee mother and small girl are seen.
Archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman greets troops in South East Asia. United Sates soldiers holding American flags, stand on field. Archbishop meets the troops. Photographers take pictures. A military officer stands with the Archbishop.
Moving car stops in front of SEAC (South East Asia Command) headquarters. British Air Marshal Sir Keith Park exits out of car. Air Marshal is greeted by other officials. Air Marshal trooping line of Honor Guard.
Honor Guard in formation in front of SEAC (South East Asia Command) headquarters. Car stops in front of SEAC headquarters. Guard takes picture of officer under tree. British Air Marshal Sir Keith Park exits out of car. Sir Keith trooping line of Honor Guard. Sir Keith walks into building.
Trooping line Honor Guard in front of SEAC (South East Asia Command) headquarters. British Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod walks down the steps of headquarter building followed by other officials. Sir Guy Garrod gives salute to Honor Guard. He reviews the Honor Guard. Lord Louis Mountbatten outside headquarters with Air Marshals, Sir Keith Park and Sir Guy Garrod.
The Japanese surrender in the South East Asia during World War II. Airplanes in formation flight. Two Japanese Mitsubishi G4M-1 'Betty' twin-engine bombers painted white with green crosses on their wings, fuselage and tail land at Ie Shima Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa carrying Japanese delegates. The planes land at Nichols Field at 1813 hours. The planes are dubbed 'Bataan number 1' and 'Bataan number 2.' Lt. Gen. Torasirou Kawabe, the vice chief of the Japanese Army's General Staff and his surrender party disembark from the airplanes. Members of the surrender party include: Rear Admiral Ichiro Yokoyama Representative, Imperial Japanese Navy Staff., Colonel Yashima Terai General Staff, Colonel Orato Yamoto General Staff, Mr. Morio Yakawa Secretary, Japanese foreign office. Kawabe leads the surrender party. Army C-54 transport airplanes parked. Japanese surrender delegates board the airplanes which take off for Manila, Philippine Islands. In Manila, U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur speaks to his troops from a balcony at the war damaged Manila City Hall on 20 August. He notes that he is hopeful that they will all be able to return home soon.