Arrival of 5th division infantry in Gourock, Scotland. Excited infantrymen aboard a Navy tender wave to the people standing at the shore. Infantrymen walk with barrack bags, carrying on their shoulders. Men with bags walk on the stairs and disembark from the ship.
American 5th division infantry in Gourock, Scotland. Infantrymen with barrack bags walk towards the trains. View of men leaving the harbor and army vehicles in the background. Infantrymen walk towards the baggage cars. Enlisted people throw bags in the cars, while several infantrymen get into the train. Women serve beverages to the people in the train. People look out of the train and wave as the train leaves the station.
Activities of the Seabees in Scotland in 1941 and in Algeria in 1943, during World War II. News headlines in 1943 read : ' Italy is out of war' and '17 more Italian towns taken'. An animated map. The Clyde valley in Scotland showing a base built by the U.S. Navy Seabees, in 1941. Numerous quonset huts and vehicles are seen. View of the River Clyde, where 2400 feet of oceangoing dock are being assembled. A ship anchored at a harbor displaying U.S. flag. Allied troops board a landing ship with their belongings. An animated map tracing travel of Allied invasion forces from Scotland to Oran, Algeria, where Seabees are seen testing a floating causway that would be used for invasion of Sicily. Scuttled axis ships and other obstacles and damage that Seabees must repair in occupied ports. Allied ships and troops proceeding for invasion of Sicily. Allied warships bombarding Sicilian coast.
The role of women in the United States Army. In January 1943, the first posting of WAAC enlisted personnel overseas, was to Algiers. Women disembark a ship. WAAC women walk with orphan children into a convent. A WAAC woman washes utensils; others dry clothes. WAAC women arrive in Scotland and get trained. Women visit India. Women at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Women visit New Delhi. Women on camels in Cairo. Women disembark a ship in Europe. Two women adjust a tent. Woman washes her hair and clothes using her helmet. Women inside a tent. Woman checks injured soldiers. Nurses in hospital as they look after soldiers. Women march. A woman pays homage to the female soldiers who sacrificed their life in war. Soldiers carry another injured soldier on stretcher. Officers check injured women in hospital. Women in uniform march.
World War 2 activities of the British in Great Britain. Industrial areas in Britain with opening shot of steel mill area, heaps of coal, and smoke pollution pouring from industrial stacks. An advertisement shows old country towns in Southern England. Other advertisements show Dunkeld Cathedral and a country vacation in Southern California. The countryside with bucolic fields and pasture scenes in view. Cattle grazing in a field. Exterior wide view of steel mills of Sheffield. A village with a flowing stream. Old castles in England. A shipyard on the River Clyde with ships anchored. Old cathedrals. Industrial cities of Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester are shown with aerial and elevated views of industrial stacks and smoke from industry. A train passes by an industrial plan in Leeds. Interior views of a small war materiel munitions factory in which British men work making war ammunition, shells, and ordnance.
In the first exchange of Allied and Axis wounded prisoners of war, the British Hospital Ship, Atlantis, with number 33 painted on her side, steams into port, at Leith, Scotland, (and then on to Liverpool, England) during World War 2. She is returning Allied wounded from Germany, by way of Goeteborg, Sweden. British soldiers are carried off ship on stretchers. Several ambulatory American soldiers leave ship on foot. Railroad train seen right at the port.