Clip opens with brief World War I scene, circa 1917, of new American army recruits receiving army uniforms being issued by a U.S. Army Quartermaster. Clip then covers U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps' combat operations in various Theaters of Operations during World War II. Quartermaster Corps soldiers with rifles under the cover of a military truck during battle. Troops in trucks. An aircraft in low flight over a field. A U.S. Army truck. A Quartermaster fires an anti aircraft gun. Explosions occur and smoke rises. A British tank in a field. Soldiers beside a truck. Cans and barrels stacked on the ground. An enemy German tank in a field. Soldiers take cover. Quartermasters with guns in a trench. They come up the trench in prone positions. Dramatized battle scene with several Quartermaster corps casualties beside a wire fence. Soldiers prepare a mortar gun. An anti aircraft gun on an army truck. A soldier takes aim and fires a rifle during training. The Quartermaster flag hoisted on a pole. Actual footage shows aerial view of Bataan, and then ground views of groups of remaining U.S. Army soldiers around time of surrender of Bataan in April 1942. American soldier seen with their hands up and under guard of Japanese soldiers during Bataan surrender. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in North Africa. Supplies being offloaded at various battle fronts of World War 2. Soldiers and supplies off-loaded on the beach. Quartermasters seated on supplies boxes. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in the South West Pacific. Troops move across the beach. Troops disembark from landing crafts and move across a beach in Sicily, Italy. The Quartermasters unload boxes of supplies during various beach landings. They unload supplies and fire artillery on a beach head in Italy. Troops in trucks. A convoy of trucks loaded with supplies. Ammunition, ration and personnel in trucks move from Algeria to the Tunisian Front. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Trucks advance through smoke at night and in difficult conditions. Quartermaster General Major General E. B. Gregory speaks about the Quartermaster Corps. He says that the Quartermasters distribute goods to the army during training and combat. The movement of the Corps should be so regulated so as to deliver the goods at the right time in the right quantity.
Budapest 1942, during World War 2: The funeral procession of Lt. Istvan Horthy de Nagybanya, son of Hungarian regent Admiral Miklos Horthy. Mounted soldiers in the street. A large crowd gathered to pay homage. Officers walk along with the casket on a cart. Officers salute as soldiers carry the casket into the cathedral. A long line of people wait outside the cathedral to pay their respects. Soldiers carry the casket inside the cathedral. Banners stating: 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Benito Mussolini'. A banner with the Swastika. Officers give a Nazi salute. Foreign Minister of Germany Joachim Von Ribbentrop and of Italy Gian Galeazzo Ciano attend the services. The decorated casket. The officials and dignitaries seated inside the cathedral.
Images and testimony related to the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany in October 1946. Flashbacks of a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity during the years of World War II. Reference to testimony of Kenaris and Hans Frank in describing Nazi policies and methods for exterminating Poles and others. Pictures recording the implementation and results of Nazi policies; atrocities and murder of victims in Ouradour Sur Glane in France, in Bande in Belgium, in the Catacombe of San Callisto in Italy and in Czechoslovakia. Nazi forces seen leveling and destroying the town of Lidice in Czechoslovakia in 1942 in retaliation for the assassination of SS Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Corpses of the victims of the Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, in 1945. Bones of humans in crematory ovens. Cramped starved camp victims in barracks. Stacks of luggage and suitcases of victims at a concentration camp, along with locks of hair, stacks of toothbrushes. Shaving cream brushes, shoes, clothing, and finally, piles of bones of camp victims. Testimony of Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss (sometimes spelled Höß or Hoess or Hess) describes concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland. As scenes of victims in hospitals are shown, testimony of Rudolf Hoess is read, describing medical experiments include lowering the body temperature, injecting the body with poisons and infectious diseases and subjecting the body to high altitude pressure chambers. Shows pile of mutilated corpses.The "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign over the camp entrance of Auschwitz. Scenes of dead victims of Nazi brutality in the concentration camps.
Expansionist policies of Japan,Italy and Germany lead to World War II. Ceremonies at a baseball game in Japan. Emperor Hirohito reviews an honor guard. Militarization of Italy and Benito Mussolini addresses a large crow in Italy. Italy invades Ethiopia and Emperor Haile Selassie I rallies his people. An Italian representative speaks about Italian Japanese friendship in Japan. Germany attacks Austria and Nazi flags in the streets.
Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers bomb Genoa, Italy during World War II. Lancaster bombers on an airfield in England as they take off fro a night raid over Genoa, Italy. A map of Italy depicts the location of Genoa. Aerial view of thee city at night. Flares being dropped and then bombs descend and strike the city. Smoke rises due to the explosions. A rail road station being bombed. Flaks rise due to firing of anti aircraft guns. Searchlights drop and bombs being dropped in a second run over the city.
German tanks and infantry defend Italy against Allied forces during World War II. Map of Italy. Allied planes in flight. German troops load artillery shells in anti aircraft guns. They fire the guns. Damaged enemy planes on ground. Smoke rises.