Results of air assaults by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces over industrial areas in German-occupied France during Wolrd War II. A storage depot for the German V-1 (flying bomb) and munitions dispersed over an area of 3 square kilometers in the forest near L'Isle-Adam. Walls of not more than half a dozen buildings left standing. Tracks of narrow gauge that ran between the buildings appear occasionally from heaps of rubble. Cradle carts for moving bombs and robots rust by the road way. French work men with picks and shovels carve a path through the rubble. French Forces of the Interior (FFI) soldiers lift a mine while others stand guard with captured Mausers, alert for snipers still hiding in the forest.
Girls swim and sunbathe in France. Men and women participate in a diving competition at the opening of a pool in L'Isle Adam. People watch the divers as judges rate the contestants.
A review of significant events that occurred in the year 1945. Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn in as President of United States at the White House in January, 1945. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin pose at the Yalta Conference. Death of Roosevelt. Burial procession ceremony of Roosevelt. Men and women weeping. Wreath on his grave. Harry S. Truman swore in as U.S. President. Surrender of the Germans signed by General Jodl and General W.B. Smith in Reims, France. Representatives of Russia, Britain, France and United States at the surrender. General Dwight Eisenhower smiles.
American soldiers and officers at a military cemetery in Ste Mere Eglise, France. Flags on grave markers. Soldiers stand with flags in hand. Officers stand. They pay respect to the graves of the American soldiers killed in World War 2 in the invasion of France. They place wreath on a grave. Children watch the officers paying respect to the graves. Soldiers stand with flags. Soldiers band. They fire in the air. They march with the band.
Allied Control Council meeting in Berlin-Schoneberg, attended by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, of United Kingdom; Marshal Georgy Zhukov, of Soviet Union; General Lucius D. Clay, of the United States, and General Jean se Lattre de Tassigny, of France.
Liberated American prisoner reading the Stars & Stripes newspaper, at German prison camp for allied airmen (Stalag 7A) near Moosburg, Germany. Several American former prisoners being interviewed, include a Tuskegee airman, 2nd Lt. Alexander Jefferson. Former prisoners posing in a group for the camera. Former prisoners strolling around the grounds of the prison, and sitting outside its buildings. (They are awaiting transport to local airfields where they will board C-47s to Camp Lucky Strike near Le Havre, France, for processing home.)