Eastern Front battle of Soviet army as it repels the German Wehrmacht from a Soviet city, and captures German POW's. The German prisoners are marched into Soviet prison camps in winter snow covered landscape under guard of Russian Army soldiers. Aerial view of massive invasion force in English Channel on D-Day for the the Invasion of Normandy. View from landing craft of American infantry going ashore. Allied soldiers taking fire from German enemy during D-Day beach landings. Allied armies moving inland through France seen in combat with Germans in French villages and towns. Many German prisoners rounded-up and seen marching toward prison camps under British and U.S. Army guard.
U.S. 769th Field Artillery and the 761st Tank Battalions, as well as other negro units battling enemy together with other Army units in the European Theater during World War 2. Tanks advance along a rough terrain. Soldiers run across a field. Column of Negro soldiers of 370th Infantry march along a road toward an attack in the Po Valley, supported by the 695th Field Artillery, who are seen loading and firing an artillery piece. Negro soldiers of 761st Tank Battalion running interference for the 409th Infantry as it is seen crossing the dragon's teeth of the Siegfried Line in March of 1945. U.S. Army tanks fire at enemy targets on a field. Soldiers advance. Negro soldiers of 761st Tank Battalion loading shells into a tank near battlefield and then participating in battle, firing from tanks during battle. Close view of negro soldiers with their tanks, and firing rifles.
A film titled 'First Allied Airborne Army in Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945' about the successful airborne crossing of the Rhine river by the 1st Allied Airborne troops during World War II. Aerial views of aircraft and gliders on ground. U.S. Army Air Forces C-46, C-47 aircraft and CG-4 gliders on a field. British Halifax and Sterling bombers. Troops of the U.S. 17th Airborne Division near the aircraft. Soldiers load equipment into gliders and aircraft. Jeeps, vehicles and other equipment loaded onto gliders. Aircraft lined up on a field. Troops don gear and board the glider and aircraft. Propellers turn as aircraft prepare to take off. Aircraft tow gliders as they take off. Gliders and aircraft in flight.
Salvage and reclamation activities in various Theaters of Operation during World War II. European Theater: Wrecked tanks, cranes, locomotives, cars, trucks and other wreckage on the ground. Men standing nearby and working. Writing visible on some tanks including names some names: Clipper (of "C" Company 1st Corps Medium Tank Battalion, U.S. Marines), Booze Hound, and Creeping Headache. Men working on the reclamation. Marine evacuating a hit and disabled tank on the battlefield in Okinawa, Japan. Smoke rises after the tank is hit . A smoke screen is laid to obscure it during repairs. A tank retriever aids the tank. The tank is repaired by crew. As smoke screen dissipates, the the tank and tank retriever have completed repairs and drive on. Men working on reclamation activities in a reclamation factory.
German troops and biplanes in the European Theater. World War I: German biplanes in formation in Germany. They land and are tipped over. A flag and a tent hangar in background. World War II: A burning map of Europe. Adolf Hitler looks up into the sky. Eiffel Tower in the background. German troops march past the Arc De Triomphe in Paris.
A newsreel titled '2,000,000th G. I, head for home' shows soldiers of United States 591st Engineering Corp head for home after 22 months from European theater of war. Charles Hudgins being presented a plaque by an officer as other soldiers look on. They bid 'adieu' to their dear ones before embarking onto a ship.