British troops and tanks arrive in Bengazi, Libya. Children cheer. People celebrate the victory of the United States. Ships burnt in the harbor. German flag lies on the ground. Field Marshal Montgomery watches through binoculars. Map of Europe and Africa show the war front. Russian troops advance through snow. German dead and graves in Russia. Stalin addresses the soldiers. Map of the 1943 Russian second winter offensive. General Douglas MacArthur near an aircraft with other soldiers. Troops advance in New Guinea. Japanese prisoners and dead on Guadalcanal and a map of Japan.
Colonel Keith K. Compton, commander of the 376th Bomb Group in Libya, North Africa briefs his air crews for the first Allied bombing mission against the Nazi ME-109 (Messerschmitt Bf 109) manufacturing plant south of Vienna at Wiener-Neustadt, Austria, in World War 2. The map that Colonel Compton is using shows the air routes to and from the target. The mission will commence early the next day, on 13 August 1943. An unrelated scene shows U.S. Army and Army Air Force men conversing with an Australian soldier in a summer uniform.
Pictures taken by military and news cameramen during World War II. North African Campaign: The UK Eighth Army enters Tripoli in Libya. Allied soldiers on tanks. Civilians and children watch as the troops move into the city. A British flag. British Army Field Marshal Harold Alexander (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) stands in a car and greets the troops and civilians as it moves along. Allied invasion of Sicily, 1943: Field Marshal Alexander's British Dominion and U.S. forces advance. The task force underway off the Sicily coast. Soldiers get off landing ships and crafts. They wade through shallow water and advance inward on the beach. Germany: Allied aircraft in flight. The airplanes bomb Nazi industries. The aircraft bay doors open, bombs away as bombs are released, and they descend towards the target area. Smoke due to the explosions.
The British attack the German Army in Libya during World War II. British Royal Air Force B-25 planes bomb German desert supply bases in Libya. German General Erwin Rommel flees from the invading forces. A German fighter plane falls in flames. British 8th Army troops advance through rain and mud at Hell Fire Pass. Artillery fired and British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery at the front. The infantry advances. Wrecked and burning German motorized and mechanized equipment. Wrecked German aircraft in the desert. Many German prisoners taken. Commander of Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel, General Ritter Von Thoma taken prisoner and greeted by General Montgomery. The Swastika comes down and the Union Jack goes up.
The British 8th Army prepares for 7th battle of Libya in the sands of Egypt. General Montgomery and Air Marshal Cunningham in Egypt. Troops unload supplies from trucks. Soldiers load, fire machine guns and tanks. Fleet of United States aircraft take off from open ground. Soldiers drop bombs over enemy targets. Explosions on the ground. Troops advance with tanks. German prisoners held. Dead soldiers.
Allied armies advance in Tunisia during World War II. American and British outposts in Tunisia. Nazi and Allied aircraft engaged in a dog fight while in flight. A German aircraft is shot down and it falls. A German aircraft burns on a field. American soldiers fire along the Atlas Mountains. British and American tank destroyers in action as explosions occur. German prisoners march. British 8th Army enters Tripoli in Libya. General Bernard Montgomery of England talks to an Italian Governor and officers about the Axis surrender. British flags hoisted in the city. Montgomery rides past a cheering crowd in a car. Tanks roll on streets.