A newsreel titled 'Nazi war criminal executed' shows General Anton Dostler, a Nazi war criminal arriving at the execution site in Aversa, Italy. General Dostler, guilty of ordering the shooting of 15 American soldiers, stands against a pole with his hands tied at the back. A priest recites a prayer as troops remain lined up. General's face is covered and he is executed by firing squad.
Italian refugees from Anzio in Naples, Italy during World War II. Women volunteers and American Red Cross workers issue clothing to refugees at the Refugee Center in Aversa. Women workers distribute clothes. The refugees crowd to receive clothing. An American Red Cross worker issues clothes to Italian refugees. A woman distributes clothes to the refugees. A refugee girl being issued clothes. A woman stands holding a child. A workers hands over clothes to the woman. Another woman with a child stand in the background. She plays with the child.
The U.S. officers in Bologna, Italy in April 1945 (World War II). U.S. Army General Lucian K Truscott Jr arrives in USAAF Stinson L-5B Sentinel aircraft. Army Air Forces C-45 Expeditor taxis to a halt and U.S. Army General Mark W Clark, General Henry "Hap" Arnold and Major General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther exit from the airplane. They are greeted by General Truscott. Generals Truscott, Clark and Arnold drive off in a jeep.
Surrendering German officer steps from a building and exchanges salutes, and hand shakes, with officers of the British 8th Army, in Northern Italy, during final days of World War II, in Europe. German soldiers standing about, watching, as one of them prepares a pig for roasting. View from a high balcony overlooking a river and valley.
Armed Italian Partisans escort several Italian Fascist officials, who walk with their hands raised along a street in Ivrea, Northern Italy, during final days of World War 2, in Europe. Local citizens walk along beside and behind them, including some on bicycles. Another scene shows Italian Partisans escorting several soldiers, of the Italian National Republican Army, with their hands on their heads. This group is also followed by a large number of local citizens. Scene shifts to an American jeep carrying an officer and two U.S. soldiers. It is followed by an automobile, seen, later parked with another near a sidewalk, where several Italian Republican Army officers are conversing cordially with American soldiers of the U.S. 92nd Infantry Division.(By May 5, 1945, all Nazi forces in Italy, had capitulated.) Italian women and children seen in a small open bus.
Japanese international activities during 1931-1945. Opening scene shows Japanese troops embarking on ships bound for an invasion of Manchuria, in 1931. Officers walking on the dock, amongst the departing troops. Scenes of explosions and destruction. Views of Shanghai during Japanese attacks in 1937. Destroyed buildings. Civilian dead lying in the streets. Japanese soldiers racing along a street in a three wheeled motorcycle vehicle. Change of scene shows Japanese diplomat Yosuke Matsuoka addressing a League of Nations meeting in 1933, after that body adopted a report blaming Japan for events in Manchuria. He objects to that action and then leads his delegation in walking out of the meeting. View of Japanese delegates in top hats and bowler hats exiting the building. Scene shifts to Japanese forces firing artillery and machine guns in Manchuria.They wave large Japanese flag victoriously after a battle. The next scene shows Italian forces occupying Ethiopia and raising the flag of the Kingdom of Italy, as Italian troops salute, presenting arms of rifles with fixed bayonets. Axis leaders celebrate the 1940 Tripartite Pact between German, Italy and Japan. The festivities take place in a hall displaying the three nation's flags on the walls. A large number of persons attend including Japan's Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo, seen with two celebrants. Scene reverts to Chinese people trying to escape from invading Japanese forces. The refugees carry their belongings as they flee. Occasional shell burst is seen among advancing Japanese troops as Chinese soldiers put up resistance. Chinese soldiers firing artillery. In the U.S., Japanese envoys Kichisaburō Nomura and Saburō Kurusu are seen walking together into a building and entering a room inside. Next, are views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, with huge plumes of smoke obscuring the bombed U.S. battleships in the harbor. U.S. battleships in line formation in the Pacific during World War 2. Aerial view of U.S. warships moving in parallel. British ships augmenting the U.S. warships. Naval guns firing. U.S. amphibious assaults on Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Prisoners of the Japanese who suffered in the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur mingling with former prisoners and internees upon his return to Manila in 1944. Aerial views of Iwo Jima. Naval bombardment and amphibious assault of Iwo Jima. Numerous fallen Japanese soldiers. The iconic flag raising by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima. View of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. during the campaign on Okinawa, where he was killed in action. A Soldier being carried on a stretcher. Another throwing a hand grenade. U.S. soldier firing at a Japanese defender who falls out of his bunker. Large numbers of japanese prisoners of war assembled in a field. Japanese Kamikaze attacking U.S. warships off Okinawa. The sky filled with antiaircraft flak clouds. View of 40mm Bofors antiaircraft cannon firing and a Japanese plane falling and exploding on impact in the ocean.