Mission over secret enemy dispersal base: bombing in Beauvis, France. Bomb group in flight to hit bombs over target. Aerial views of targets in city. Smoke rises over targets.
French soldiers and civilians pay tribute to the victims of R101 British rigid airship in Beauvais, France. The survivors of R101 British rigid airship crash stand with a French officer. Buildings and civilians in the background. French soldiers carry guns on their shoulders and march. Dead bodies of the victims on carriages. The soldiers march past the coffins on the carriages. A statue in the center. Civilians in a street and few carry umbrellas. The cavalry unit advances. Horse drawn carriages carrying the coffins of the dead. The civilians stand on either side of the street.
An air ship disaster in Beauvais, France. Damaged steel frame structure of British airship R101 after it crashed in killing 48 people. Men search through the debris as they look for survivors. Caskets carrying the dead being carried away in a cart.
British R101 rigid airship crashes killing 48 members of crew during its maiden oversees voyage to India. Past events show Head of British Air Ministry Lord Thomson, Director of Civil Aviation Sir Sefton and other notable aircraft experts boarding R101 moored to mast in Cardington, England. French officials inspect the wreckage of the airship after its crash in Beauvais, France. French civilians look on.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin, President Franklin D Roosevelt of the U.S. and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the UK seated on porch of Soviet Embassy building in Tehran, Iran, 28 November 1943. Scene shifts to group of Yugoslav Partisans and closeup of their leader, Marshal Tito, at their mountain headquarters. Marshal Tito smoking a pipe while standing on the porch of his headquarters with American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Officer, Morris “Moe” Berg, and British Brigadier General Fitzroy Maclean, Winston Churchill's special envoy to the Yugoslav leader. French resistance fighters show their flag on a mountaineer's pick. It reads,"Vaincre Mourir" and displays a cross of Lorraine. Closeups of French resistance fighters. Scenes of various such groups joining in the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France. Aerial glimpse of D-day task force crossing the English Channel. Animated map shows Germany being attacked by Russian forces from the East, by the other allies from Britain in the West and from Italy, in the South. Allied forces moving across a pontoon bridge and engaging German forces in France. A U.S. M3 Gun Motor Carriage firing its 75mm gun. American troops firing machine guns, carrying wounded on stretchers and using flame throwers. Troops, including ambulatory wounded moving under enemy fire. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in France. One carries a wounded buddy. American troops firing a variety of artillery from under camouflage netting. French underground forces engaged in Paris. Closeup of one wearing a French Adrian helmet firing a rifle. Another throws a grenade out an apartment window. An American tank moving under the base of the Eiffel Tower as French Resistance fighters run across the area. French citizens celebrating the liberation of Paris. View from an American jeep as French people cheer. Closeups of French people. A bombed out bridge. A battlefield cemetery. Destruction and death in the wake of combat. Fallen French civilians lying on pavement. A U.S. tank slowly driving through a masonry wall. Soviet forces advancing through destroyed buildings. Chinese troops marching along the Great Wall. British troops on parade in tropics. Asian ally troops marching. Huge formation of marching U.S. soldiers. United Nations flags in the breeze.