A film about the Allied campaign in New Britain, New Guinea during World War II Tent area on the Island. A man blows a bugle as the day begins. An Allied soldier pours water into a helmet and bathes. Animated map depicts the Allied landings at Arawe in New Britain. Soldiers briefed by an officer in a field.
A film about the Allied campaign in New Britain, New Guinea during World War II Allied soldiers erect tents on Goodenough Island. Natives cut bamboo and construct bridges. Natives build thatched roof huts. Natives work on roof of the huts. Telephone cables tied to coconut trees. Soldiers communicate using a field phone. Allied military drivers clean their trucks and jeeps in a pond. Men bathe in the pond and wash clothes. Soldiers in a mess line. Food served to soldiers. Men eat the food. Soldiers seated on ground as they eat the food.
A film about the Allied campaign in New Britain, New Guinea during World War II. A man opens an envelope and reads a letter with a secret mark on it. A sign on the letter reads 'Overpower'. A map of New Britain. A jungle on the island of New Britain. The sun sets behind the trees. The Allied task force soldiers board trucks and move to staging area on Goodenough island. Two other task forces comprising of U.S. Marines take their positions in staging areas. Equipment, artillery, cables, and food arrive at the areas.
General Douglas MacArthur (Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area) steps from a B-17 bomber at the airfield on Goodenough Island, New Guinea, during World War 2. He converses with Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger, Commander of the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area. Next they are seen sitting in a spruced up patrol boat underway in waters not far from the island (seen in background). A line of Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVT-1s) filled with soldiers, is seen moving across a field. On continues past an audience of sailors and soldiers, and enters the waters off the island. It continues, kicking up a wake as it moves through the water. A line of LVT-1s filled with troops, waits to also enter the water.
General Douglas MacArthur (Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area) steps from the wood and palm structure, serving as Headquarters of the 6th Army, on Goodenough Island, New Guinea, during World War 2. He poses with Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger, Commander of the Sixth Army in the South West Pacific Area. Members of Kreuger's staff pose with them. After the picture-taking, MacArthur shakes hands with one of the staff officers, as the group make their way to jeeps. Next, MacArthur is seen posing with several armed soldiers wearing steel combat helmets. They salute MacArthur as he walks away. General Kreuger stands in front of the headquarters hooch conversing with two of his staff. He and one of his staff hurry to a jeep, with two stars on the front plate. They drive away. . Generals MacArthur and Kreuger are seen sitiing in back seat of a jeep with modified roof cover. MacArthur converses with staff officers. They are next seen walking through a grove of trees, with staff officers behind them. Later, MacArthur leads the entourage along a pathway, with tents visible in background. As they walk, he converses with Major General Edwin F.Harding, Commander of the 32nd Infantry Division. An official photographer lingers in background. MacArthur and Kreuger lead the group past a large mess tent. (At this point the footage repeats starting back with their entry into the grove of trees and ending as they pass the mess tent.) After that MacArthur is seen speaking to two bareheaded officers. He then speaks with several soldiers, individually, as Generals Kreuger and Harding stand nearby. MacArthur converses with a Field Grade officer. He visits an infirmary tent and speaks to a patient and to members of the medical staff, including a woman Lieutenant nurse. He and General Kreuger are seen inspecting various areas in the camp.
George C. Marshall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, stands on the top step of a wood and woven palm building, headquarters of the U.S. 6th Army, on Goodenough Island, New Guinea, during World War 2. Lieutenant General George C. Kenney, Commander of Allied Air Forces and the U.S. Fifth Air Force, stands with two other officers on the ground in front of the hut. General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) joins Marshall and poses, standing to his left. General Marshall leaves the building to enter a car. Next, he is seen standing on the ramp of an airfield. MacArthur is also seen briefly, standing next to Marshall. General Marshall converses with Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger, Commander of the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area, and with General Kenney. General MacArthur and General Kenney, followed by other officers, walk back from a B-17 bomber (General Marshall's airplane) after saying goodbye to General Marshall. General Kreuger remains at the door of Marshall's B-17, bidding Marshall farewell. The B-17 is next seen taking off from the runway.