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.
The Malta Conference in Malta, January - February 1945. The Malta fortification, building and towers. A plane taxis on the Luqa Airport on the island. General Woods, Smith, Marshall and Brehon B. Somervell deplane in Malta. Major General C.P. Woods shakes hands. Lt. General Walter B. Smith met by British Air Commander Whitney Strait. Ambassador W. Abel Hellemen with Major General F. M. Andersen. Arrival of Admiral Ernest J.King at the airport. Field Marshall Sir Harold Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theater. Admiral Andrew and B. Cunningham greet each other. General George C. Marshall steps off a plane. General Brehon B. Somervell greets England's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. On February 2, 1945 an American warship arrives with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is saluted by the British Prime Minister Churchill. Sailors on deck. View of the Montgomery House. Combined meeting of U.S. and British Chiefs of Staff at the Montgomery House. The chiefs are seated around a table, military plans agreed upon. A wall map in the background. Delegates leave for another conference. Policemen control the crowds on either sides of a street. A Russian airport near Yalta in the Crimea. A transport plane lands at the airport. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov greets Allied leaders outside a tent. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off the plane. UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. The flags of three countries fly over the field: US, UK and Soviet Union. Secretary of State outside the tent. Harry Hopkins arrives. Prime Minister Churchill gets off a UK plane. Kremlin Guards form the guard of honor. Franklin D Roosevelt greeted by Russian reception committee. Daughters of Roosevelt and Churchill talk All the delegates around the transport plane. Delegates salute during the national anthem. British Prime Minister and U.S. President inspect the guard of honor after the national anthem. Kremlin Guards march past in review.