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As the United States enters World War II, U.S. military forces are seen, deployed in various places throughout the world.

American troops are seen in arctic gear moving on skis through blustery snowy weather in Iceland, during World War 2. They were sent in 1941 to relieve British troops occupying Iceland since 1940, during World War II. A guard post at the American camp, with Quonset Hut in background. Closeup of U.S. sentry in arctic gear holding rifle with bayonet affixed. View from above, of numerous tents partially covered with snow in the American camp. Change of scene shows U.S. troops disembarking from transport ships at the British Isles. They march with their combat gear onto a square where Army trucks wait to transport them inland. Another scene shows the American troops, viewed from behind, parading in London. Other scenes show them marching in various areas of London. Saint Paul’s cathedral is seen in the background of one scene. A large number of American M3 Stuart Light tanks move on a railroad train in Britain. Scene shifts to the Middle East, where railroad cars and various military supplies for Russia are be offloaded from American ships. A Russian officer is seen signing receipts for war materiel, from a U.S. Army Technical Sergeant. A row of American Army trucks are lined up behind them. The Russian and American exchange salutes, and shake hands. Next, a troop ship carrying American troops is seen arriving at a port in India, where they disembark with their gear. An American Army Sergeant in a pith helmet pays attention to a little Indian girl. Scene shifts to China, in 1942, where Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault, Commander of the China Air Task Force, of the Tenth Air Force, that replaced the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), is seen with Brigadier General Caleb V. Haynes, Commander of the India Air Task Force. A colonel joins their discussions. A Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber is parked behind them. View of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter planes, with Flying Tiger markings, parked on a flight line. A B-24 bomber landing on a runway, between hills, deep in China. Closeup of Nationalist China Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, saluting. Huge numbers of Chinese troops assembling in a formation. Next, an expeditionary force of American troops is seen arriving on a troop ship in Australia. They line the ship’s deck and wave. General Douglas MacArthur arriving in Australia to assume the office of Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area (SWPA). .Glimpses of U.S. Navy activities in Australia: setting up defenses of islands; unpacking a Kingfisher float plane and making it ready for use on a desert island. The final segments of the film show American forces in August ,1942 sailing to Adak in the Aleutian Islands, to strengthen American defenses there. Troops seen descending by rope ladder from the American transport ship USS J Franklin Bell (PA-34), into her landing craft for deployment on Adak Island. Scenes of landing craft reaching the beach and offloading troops, vehicles, and supplies. View of beach filled with supplies. One landing craft is clearly marked with ""P34" showing that it belongs to the USS J Franklin Bell ( later reclassified as APA-16).

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chinese troops flown to India for training

Describes personnel resources in China. Japanese capture Burma. Chinese troops are flown by air transport command planes from Kunming to India and are trained in India. U.S. airplanes in an airfield. Troops and supplies are loaded in Kunming. Planes of the 14th Air force bomb Japanese positions in Burma from May 1942 to 1944. 1944. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States and Chinese forces delivering war ammunition and supplies to China via India during World War 2

U.S. Military personnel together with Indian personnel in India receive military cargo such as ammunition, arriving by boat during World War II. Large boxes of ammunition and supplies lowered from boat. A boat being pushed to dock by tug. Natives of India push boxes onto carts. Railroad cars being loaded with tanks from boat and trains leave the harbor area. Camel pulling carts filled with ammunition and equipment. Mechanics work on P-47 warplanes in a large hangar in India. American military Personnel loading supplies on C-47 transport plane. American and Chinese Pilots seen, involved in shuttling supplies to China through India due to Japanese closure of the Burma road. P-40 aircraft with Chinese pilots take off.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops disembark ship, they talk to Indians and make preparation to protect India.

U.S. troops arrive in India during World War II. Convoy of troops ships arrive in India. British army on deck of ship. Crane hoist British soldiers. Military equipment and supplies are lined up. Troops in large numbers stand in attention. U.S. troops disembark ship. Military equipment is unloaded. U.S. soldiers move in streets of India. U.S. troops talk to Indians to learn their language. They make tents, workers work in tent city. Bombers being tested. Troops march at a parade.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
P-40 fighters piloted by Flying Tigers (1st American Volunteer Group) attack Japanese planes in China during World War II.

Flying Tigers (1st American Volunteer Group) operations in China during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 10th and 14th Air Forces in India and China. Japanese troops march. Japanese planes taxi and take off. Japanese troops wave as planes take off. Japanese planes in flight. Planes strafe trucks on a highway. U.S. pilots assigned to the Flying Tigers (1st American Volunteer Group) beside P-40 Warhawk fighter planes. U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault looks at a map laid on a jeep. Japanese planes in flight over clouds. Flying Tigers come out from behind a tree and run to P-40s. P-40s taxi on an airfield. Formation of P-40s in flight. Interior of a plane shows Japanese gunners cleaning guns while on the mission. Formations of P-40s. Japanese planes being shot down. Japanese planes spin down, hit the ground and explode. A wrecked Japanese plane. U.S. Lieutenant Art T. Smith in the cockpit of a P-40. An animation shows the location of an old Burma road from Rangoon, Indo China. An American convoy at sea. Cargo is unloaded at a harbor in India and transferred to river barges. Small Chinese barges on the Rour. A small Chinese train loaded with supplies. The cargo being transferred from an American standard gage train to a small gage train. Chinese civilians load equipment on trucks.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States war equipment unloaded into India

United States Army soldiers move about the market place in India and look at a man charming a snake. War equipment unloaded at a port and carried away on camel carts into Burma. Indian troops move up the jungle terrain in Burma and fight against Japanese troops. American airmen briefed at an airbase. They take off in bomber planes and drop bombs over Burma.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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