U.S. soldiers quit the army at Fort McPherson in East Point, Georgia. Five soldiers get off a vehicle. They check their service points and prepare to leave. Sergeant Ronald Stroud with 132 service points hands over papers to an officer as he leaves the army. He returns his uniform and gear to the officers. Stroud being given a cheque worth 1400 dollars.
United States troops advance on the island of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The troops land on a small channel island between Rendova and Munda Point in New Georgia. An animated map highlights Munda Point location to be attacked by the U.S. forces. The map depicts landing of the U.S. forces on Zanana from Rendova. The troops advance on the island. U.S. Army Air Forces fighter aircraft take off to cover U.S. amphibious forces underway to New Georgia from Gudalcanal. The aircraft in flight over water. A submerged U.S. ship after being hit. U.S. reinforcements and equipment continues to arrive in New Georgia. A map depicts the invasion of Enogai Inlet by the U.S. forces and advance through Zanana. A bulldozer levels a muddy land in a jungle. A U.S. Army jeep drives along a muddy road in the jungle. Transport aircraft of U.S. Troop Carrier Command in the sky. The aircraft drop parachute supplies for the troops.
The first memorial erected to commemorate U.S.prisoners of war executed by the Nazis during the battle of the bulge (mostly elements of the American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion (FAOB), executed by the Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division). This was also known as the Massacre at Baugnez, or the Malmedy Massacre. A wooden cross and a sign reading 'USA - Belgium. To the prisoners of war of overseas who liberated the East districts and were the victims of Nazis cruelty." The wooden cross at the monument to commemorate the massacre of 115 American prisoners at Baugnez on December 17th 1944 during the Battle of Bulge, in World War 2.
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.
Scene of banner stating "Welcome John F Kennedy" and U.S. flag at Check Point Charlie. President Kennedy walks past USA Checkpoint Charlie, U.S. military personnel salute, and President talks to unidentified USA Brigadier General with West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt. Mayor Brandt, President Kennedy and USA Major General Polk at vantage point looking toward East Berlin. Chancellor Adenauer, President Kennedy, Major General Polk and Brigadier General Clifton leaving platform. President standing in car with Chancellor and Mayor. Building showing spectators cheering and throwing shredded paper. Mayor Brandt, President Kennedy and party leaving.
Cadets being trained at Fort Benning, Georgia. Cadets of West Point's Military Academy fire machine guns and one-pound canons during a training at Fort Benning. Georgia.