Black clouds over the area. Scenes of bombardments on the city, in Malta. Military vans on the roads of the city. Scene of devastated buildings of museum, church and hospital. Nuns help people. A busy street in Malta. Scene of a windmill. A soldier near a big pig. Citizens are fed at a community center. Vegetables in baskets. A man notes down on a pad.
Lord Louis Mountbatten inaugurates telecommunication service between Malta and England from Electra House, London. Car of Lord Mountbatten arrives. People stand besides road with umbrellas.Mountbatten takes off his over coat, his wife stands besides him. They pose for photographers with chairman of London Telecommunication services. Lord Louis rolls picture to machine and presses a button. Governor of Malta gets the message of goodwill signed by Lord Mountbatten. Men work at Telecommunication office. Chairman, lady and Lord Mountbatten address workers of Electra house. Chairman speaks. Lord Louis comes and speaks. He thanks and appraises workers of telecom unit. He speaks about the telegram he got from the Commander of Forces in Japan. People present in the hall laugh at the humorous incident.
Children attend an outdoor school in a city in Malta. An alert sounds. British soldiers come to their positions. British spitfire fighter planes take off. Anti-aircraft crew man their guns. Nazi bomber planes appear. An aerial battle ensues during which two of the bombers are downed. A man reads a newspaper.
Scene at an airfield filled with German and Italian warplanes. Me 109s and Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers among them. Ground crew refueling a Stuka dive bomber. German pilot reclines in shade under wing. Crewman adjusts machine guns. Stukas and He 111 bombers taking off and flying in formations. View of bombs dropping from He 111 bombers. A Stuka dive bomber in vertical dive and pulling out. Bombs exploding on Allied targets in Valletta,Malta.
U.S. Naval cruiser damaged during World War II in Agropoli, Italy. USS Savannah (CL-42) catches fire after it is hit by a German Fritz-X radio-controlled bomb. Smoke rising from USS Savannah. Another warship sailing near the Savannah (USS Hopi or USS Moreno). A motor torpedo sailing away from the damaged cruiser. Various side views of the damaged Savannah. Crew members moving on the deck. Scenes of smoke arising from the gun turret as the warship progresses toward Malta for further aid.
Malta Conference meeting of American and British Allied leaders on island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, beginning January 30, 1945. C-54 aircraft lands on airfield in Malta, with U.S. staff officers aboard. Leaders exit plane starting with U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J King, greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union Averell Harriman. U.S. Army General George Marshall exits with Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell, and they are greeted by British Army Field Marshal Wilson and Mr. Harriman. Exterior of Montgomery House on Malta as dignitaries enter the conference. General Marshall and then Admiral King enter Montgomery House. Dignitaries seated at long table meet during conference at Montgomery House. Camera shows various attendees including British Field Marshal Alexander and Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke. Also Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Marshal Charles Portal and Marshal H. Wilson. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on British ship salutes arrival of President Roosevelt on U.S. Navy ship arriving for Crimea Yalta Conference. Yalta mountains and Black Sea views. Workmen unload communication equipment from ship and deliver it by truck convoy. Exterior of the Livadia Palace site of the Yalta Conference. Signal Corps wire the building and Army Navy message center and telephone exchange is shown. Stettinius, Anthony Eden, and other leaders arrive by aircraft and are greeted by Chairman of Council of People's Commissars Vyacheslav Molotov. British Prime Minister Churchill and American President Roosevelt arrive and meet Molotov and other Russian dignitaries. Russian honor guard stands in formation. Big Three of President Roosevelt, Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill at the palace. Dignitaries seated around conference table to discuss plans for occupation of Germany. They sign a statement. Big 3 dignitaries seated on a bench outside the palace pose for photos with officials.