Map showing Celebes. Japanese Paratroops and supplies are dropped on Celebes. Japanese infantry advance. Artillery fire across a lagoon. Japanese paratroops with native people. Japanese troops march.Troops on Celebes are decorated. Refugees and dutch POW's.1942.
Japanese military operation in World War 2. Japanese writing on map. Formation of Japanese Kawasaki Ki-56 (Thalia) transport planes fly over Celebes, Dutch East Indies. Explosion over the mountains. Aerial views show the smoking ruins below. Japanese paratroops parachute downward. They assemble and go into action. They fire a field gun. The Japanese Navy flag. An officer gives orders.
Animated map of Pacific region shows spreading Japanese offensive in the Southwest Pacific, flashes of Manila, Hong Kong, and the Malay jungle. People on the streets in Manila, Philippines. A boat in water. Scenes of Hong Kong port. People in markets. Scenes of Malaysia and Singapore. Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok. Scenes in Makassar on Celebes and on Sumatra. Japanese fleet at sea and planes in air. Japanese troops boarding landing craft from transports. Going ashore under cover of naval bombardment. Machine gunners and automatic rifleman firing. Infantry charging. Animated map of Pacific region. Japanese planes bombing Port Darwin in Australia.
Celebes, Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Air-Sea Rescue June 11, 1945. View from low flying aircraft of a 13th Air Force B-24 ditched in Japanese-controlled waters off the coast of Celebes, NEI. A Catalina PBY flying boat of the Jungle Air Force's 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron, lands and picks up the B-24 crew. However, as it takes off on the water, it founders and crashes, killing three men. An accompanying PBY lands immediately and picks up all survivors who are aboard a rubber raft. Crew members on the wing of the PBY, help survivors aboard.
Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A pictorial map showing the location of Langoan in Philippines. The bombs strike on Langoan on Celebes Island. A map showing the location of Samate. Bombs being dropped on Samate in New Guinea. A map showing the location of Boela. Bombs being dropped on Boela on Ceram Island. Smoke rise from explosions.
Construction of the the Alaska Highway aka Alaska-Canadian Highway aka ALCAN Highway, in 1942. Montage showing momentary views of American highways seen from underneath, highlighting their structural supports and the like. A man traveling in snow by means of a dogsled. Vehicles bumping along on rough road in a wilderness, passing a piece of heavy road-building machinery in operation. A sign posted on June 15, 1942, soliciting workers for construction of the ALCAN highway. The sign reads "This is No Picnic." Steam locomotive pulling train into station at whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Men in parkas sorting through boxes of supplies at the rail depot. A caterpillar tractor clearing trees along the planned roadway path. Canvas covered trucks driving across snow-covered landscape. Narrator mentions start of World War 2, as related scenes are shown, including: A formation of military aircraft in flight; Bomb exploding in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; and wreckage of the USS Arizona after the attack. Scene shifts to workmen in parkas carrying tools, as they walk past tents in snowy site. Surveyors struggling through snow and underbrush to perform their work. A truck driving across a temporary bridge. A bulldozer clearing underbrush. A convoy of trucks driving along a snowy road. Men attempting to free a vehicle trapped in a snow bank. Vehicles moving along parts of the highway covered by water from melting ice. A Jeep driving past a tent displaying a sign pointing to Tokyo. Gathering of construction workers in completion ceremony at Soldier's Summit on 21 November, 1942.