Liberation of Elba island in Italy from German forces during World War II. Animated map highlights Elba island. Allied ships bombard German shore installations on Elba. A smoke screen covers the landings of the Allies. Allied troops wade ashore. Allied LST (Landing Ship, Tank) at Elba shores. Allied troops advance inland. Shell explosions on the island. German soldiers are taken prisoners. Allied soldiers carry wounded soldiers on stretchers.
Animated map of Elba near Italy. Bombardment in night during the liberation of Islands of Elba. Ships in sea. Soldiers and ships at harbor. Smoke coming out. French troops landing. Soldiers advancing toward island. Soldiers taking injured ones on stretcher. Soldiers resting. Scene of city.
Newsreel titled 'Allied Drives Split Germany'. Allied troops, tanks and soldiers fight a fierce battle on the streets of Leipzig and gain the control. Allied soldiers seize and guard the radio station in Leipzig. Allied forces win Nuremberg and Braunschweig. Destroyed buildings and houses after the fight. A German commander surrenders to American Major General. Glimpses of Hitler's speech at Nuremberg in 1932. U.S. soldiers atop the same stadium building in 1944. British Army men prisoners liberated and given food and cigarettes. A camp near river Rhine where German prisoners are released and Nazi army officers surrender. German Generals arrested by the Allied Forces. Soldiers of the 3rd Army explore stashed gold and currency reserves of Germany hidden in a salt mine. They also recover stolen art and classic paintings from German museums. Civilians registered by Allied military officials. A crowd in market hears suspension of Nazi government. Nazi army uniforms, arms, caps and badges in a stack to be destroyed. A map showing German-Russian frontier. Russian tanks rushing into German borders after bombing their bases. Tanks advance between destroyed houses, rising smoke and explosion from fights. U.S. and British forces bombing Magdeburg on the Elba river.
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.
Several American school children, including one in a Boy Scouts of America uniform, recite the pledge of allegiance during World War 2. Scene broadens to encompass a school yard filled with elementary school students reciting the pledge in front of an American flag flying high on a pole. As scene fades images appear of battleships firing guns; an F4F airplane taking off from an aircraft carrier; landing craft approaching a beach; American soldiers fighting with small arms and a flame thrower, in jungles of New Guinea; a U.S. gun crew firing heavy artillery; and a U.S. P-38 aircraft on a rainy runway, spraying water as it takes off, in the Aleutian Islands. U.S. troops firing automatic weapons on a Pacific Island. A B-17 pilot wearing an oxygen mask in his cockpit, flying in a formation creating contrails at high altitude over Germany. Waist gunner firing at an attacking German fighter plane that explodes in air. U.S. troops in jeeps moving over jungle road. U.S. ski troops on snow in Iceland heading downhill toward their tents in the snow. American troops during amphibious landing in the Philippines. U.S. troops aboard army halftracks on desert in Iran. American paratroopers dropping from C-47 aircraft over France. U.S. soldiers marching through two large gates with cadre of Chinese soldiers in China. American troops fighting in Italy and firing a 155mm howitzer. U.S. infantry following a sherman tank over a war-torn landscape with shells bursting nearby. Crowded street scenes of Manhattan, New York, and Chicago, Illinois. Army tanks being manufactured in a Detroit war plant. A Los Angeles shipyard filled with workers at shift change. Closeups of individual American soldiers in combat helmets. U.S. troops descending rope nets from transport ships to board landing craft, and approaching the beaches of Normandy, France, under fire, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Views of the Statue of Liberty, including closeups.
A film 'Camouflage in Combat' underlines the importance of tactical exploitation and counteraction of shadows and use of nets, underbrush and other camouflage during World War II. The film shows U.S. soldiers going into a theater in the United States and watching a movie 'Camouflage'. The movie shows a soldier in a forest. He is shot down. A soldier approaches him. He looks skywards. He applies mud on his face to camouflage himself. Soldiers paint each other's faces with GI paint. On 5th June 1944, fully camouflaged Airborne and pathfinder U.S. paratroopers preparing for D-Day invasion jump over Normandy, France. Soldiers with camouflaged helmets. A soldier camouflages his helmet with grass and twigs. A soldier on an island with his helmet camouflaged with grass and twigs found in the area which gives him a perfect blend. U.S. soldiers with camouflaged helmets in France. A camouflaged tank rolls. An officer inspects soldiers standing in a line. Their helmets are camouflaged. A U.S. soldier hiding in shadows in Casino, Italy fires his gun. His ring sparkles. A soldier in a prone position fires. A New Zealand soldier fires while in shadows.