People gathered by their radios listening to President Roosevelt. An Allied International Conference in Cairo, Egypt during World War II. Excerpts from U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Christmas message of 1943 are heard. Vyacheslav Molotov, Anthony Eden and Hull at the fourth Moscow Conference. A pyramid in Egypt. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek discuss plans for the prosecution of the Normandy Invasion at the Cairo Conference. Other dignitaries stand behind them. An animated map of the world. A sign reads 'The Tanaka Memorial'. Attack on Japan by U.S. soldiers. Guns are fired. U.S. soldiers and sailors attack an island in Japan. A flag of the United States. U.S. soldiers fire at a Japanese boat. Smoke due to explosion. A U.S. ship underway at the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers get down from a boat at an the island. Soldiers walk with guns on their back. U.S. planes in flight and drop bombs on the island. U.S. soldiers fire a field gun. Soldiers on a deck. U.S. planes in flight. U.S. General Marshall with Allied officers. He visits U.S. General Douglas MacArthur and U.S. Admiral Chester Nimitz in the Pacific.
Aerial view from fairly high altitude, shows convoy of American warships underway in the Pacific in 1943. Nearest ship seen is an aircraft carrier. Illustrated globe and animated map show a Naval Task Force headed through the Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Three U.S. Navy Douglas Dauntless dive bombers seen flying in formation with an aircraft carrier steaming in the background. Glimpse of more aircraft carriers. Sailors in the powder handling room of the Cruiser USS Chicago (CA-29) carrying cylinders of powder for her 8-inch guns. Sailors, stripped to the waist, in one of her gun turrets, load an 8-inch shell and powder charges into the breech of one of Chicago's guns. Interesting view from below, as they close the breech and step back as the gun fires. Glimpse of Naval guns firing from a U.S. warship. Another view of sailors loading an 8-inch gun on the USS Chicago. (Note: The USS Chicago was lost between Rennel Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on 30 January, 1943.) A Baltimore Class Cruiser firing its guns. Flashes from naval guns firing from several American warships in close succession. Fire directed at the shore of a Japanese held island. Gun camera footage from a U.S. warplane strafing Japanese aircraft on the ground at an enemy air base. More gun camera footage of strafing and bombing. Closeup of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 Liberator bomber in flight, with others in the background. Views from U.S. Aircraft as their bombs strike Japanese targets on the ground below. A U.S. Navy TBF Avenger aircraft flying overhead as viewed from a landing craft. View from inside a landing craft full of U.S. troops heading toward an amphibious landing. Closeup glimpse of Coxswain in landing craft and troops aboard behind him. Amphibious landings being made under fierce friendly and enemy fire. U.S. troops leaving their landing craft under enemy fire. Marines firing small arms, machine guns, and using hand grenades, in sand of Tarawa. Views of fallen Japanese defenders on Tarawa. Closeup of Marine smoking a cigarette. Another is binding shoulder wound of a buddy. American flag raised on one of the few still standing palm trees. American Marines saluting the flag. Bodies of fallen American marines floating at the shore and on the sands of Tarawa. Marines departing Tarawa. Scene shifts to Chinese KMT leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, seated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Cairo, Egypt on 25 November, 1943. Leading Allied military leaders sit at a table to hammer out details of postwar plans. American officers present include U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall and Chief of the Army Air Forces, General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold.
Allied leaders at conferences in the Middle East during World War II. Aerial views of pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-Shek and his wife Madame Chiang Kai-shek seated during the Cairo Conference. Allied officers stand behind the seated leaders. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Tehran Conference in Tehran, Iran. Churchill's daughter Sarah, an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, is introduced to Premier Stalin by President Roosevelt. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union William Averell Harriman and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov stand behind the Big Three with other officials. During a ceremony, Winston Churchill presents the Sword of Stalingrad to Premier Stalin which he accepts on behalf of Russian people. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall present.
Dignitaries at Cairo Conference, Egypt. President Franklin D Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Ismet Inonu of Turkey seated on grounds of Mena House. Those standing at the back include Anthony Eden, Harry Hopkins, Turkish foreign minister, Menemencoglu and other Turkish delegates. Churchill and Inonu talk.
Dignitaries at Cairo Conference, Egypt. President Franklin D Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Ismet Inonu of Turkey seated on grounds of Mena House. President Roosevelt talks to President Inonu. Winston Churchill smokes a cigar. Roosevelt continues to talk to Inonu.
United Nations leaders meet to pledge support against the Axis Powers. Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ; British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese General Chiang Kai-shek on chairs. Dignitaries behind them. Madame Chiang confers with Churchill. A meeting of the United Nations leaders in Tehran, Iran. President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Joseph Stalin, Premier of Soviet Russia and the diplomatic representatives of the free nations present. President Roosevelt introduces Sara Churchill, the daughter of Churchill, to Stalin. Stalin shakes hands with Sara. The Sword of Stalingrad is presented to Stalin as a gift from the King of Britain to the people of Stalingrad. Marshall Stalin accepts the sword on the behalf of the people of Russia. The leaders pose with dignitaries standing behind them.