Americans win new air bases from Japan in South Pacific during World War II. Americans bombers fly towards Japanese targets in the South Pacific. Planes drop bombs on enemy positions. Explosion along the coast. Smoke rises up. Animated picture show Manus in the Admiralty Islands. American troops shell the island. U.S. cavalrymen land on the Los Negros Island and march forward. Soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers carry the wounded on stretcher. Dead Japanese soldiers. Soldiers move towards the airstrip on the island. Wrecked Japanese planes. Heavy equipment on the airstrip. American planes at the airstrip.
An orientation film about the American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. A map of the South West Pacific area depicts islands of New Britain and New Ireland as the chief objectives of the Americans. By taking over these islands the Japanese would be isolated in the area. But a strong defense zone around these islands proves to be the main deterrent. U.S. officers including U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur discuss the strategy to attack and isolate the Japanese in the South West Pacific region. Animated map of the region depicts American plan to capture the Admiralty Island by attacking the island of Manus and Los Negros to be followed by an attack in Madang in New Guinea. This would result in isolation of New Britain and New Ireland and weaken apanese position in the region.
Several American school children, including one in a Boy Scouts of America uniform, recite the pledge of allegiance during World War 2. Scene broadens to encompass a school yard filled with elementary school students reciting the pledge in front of an American flag flying high on a pole. As scene fades images appear of battleships firing guns; an F4F airplane taking off from an aircraft carrier; landing craft approaching a beach; American soldiers fighting with small arms and a flame thrower, in jungles of New Guinea; a U.S. gun crew firing heavy artillery; and a U.S. P-38 aircraft on a rainy runway, spraying water as it takes off, in the Aleutian Islands. U.S. troops firing automatic weapons on a Pacific Island. A B-17 pilot wearing an oxygen mask in his cockpit, flying in a formation creating contrails at high altitude over Germany. Waist gunner firing at an attacking German fighter plane that explodes in air. U.S. troops in jeeps moving over jungle road. U.S. ski troops on snow in Iceland heading downhill toward their tents in the snow. American troops during amphibious landing in the Philippines. U.S. troops aboard army halftracks on desert in Iran. American paratroopers dropping from C-47 aircraft over France. U.S. soldiers marching through two large gates with cadre of Chinese soldiers in China. American troops fighting in Italy and firing a 155mm howitzer. U.S. infantry following a sherman tank over a war-torn landscape with shells bursting nearby. Crowded street scenes of Manhattan, New York, and Chicago, Illinois. Army tanks being manufactured in a Detroit war plant. A Los Angeles shipyard filled with workers at shift change. Closeups of individual American soldiers in combat helmets. U.S. troops descending rope nets from transport ships to board landing craft, and approaching the beaches of Normandy, France, under fire, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Views of the Statue of Liberty, including closeups.
The American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. United States troops loaded in landing crafts as they head towards New Guinea beach. The landing crafts hit the beach and the soldiers unload from the crafts and land. A number of landing crafts head towards the beach. The crafts at the beach as the soldiers land.
U.S. troops in Bougainville Island, New Guinea during World War II. Negro soldiers advance through jungle on the island. Soldiers advance on a hilly terrain.
Pacific campaign of U.S. army on Bougainville Island, New Guinea during World War II. Four Negro soldiers hold Japanese flag. A dead Japanese soldier. U.S. troops as they cross footbridge.