U.S. 475th Infantry in Burma during the Burma Campaign of World War II. Chinese and U.S. soldiers with pack mules of the 35th Quartermaster pack train walk along a road. 475th Infantry soldiers march into Man-Tha, south of Bhamo. The soldiers are tired and sweating after a 18 mile march through a jungle.
War dogs near Man-Tha in Burma during World War II. U.S. infantrymen accompanied by German Shepherd war dogs march. They march along a road. Some of the soldiers lie down beside a road and rest during a halt. The soldiers pick up their packs and resume marching.
War dogs near Man-Tha in Burma during World War II. U.S. infantrymen accompanied by German Shepherd war dogs march. They march along a field. Soldiers hold the leashes of the dogs and march. They lead the dogs to water. They prepare rations and feed them. A soldier mixes dog food in a helmet and feeds a dog. The dogs watch as the food is being prepared.
World War II film about the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theater of Operations. A soldier is seen filling out a form seeking information about him and inviting him to write in questions about anything he hadn't learned through normal information channels. Scene shifts to Information and Education Department of the Burma-India Command, where it is being processed by a soldier. Lieutenant General Dan I. Sultan, commander of Burma-India Theater, is seen next, seated at a desk, with wall map of the region behind him. He is appearing in an information film intended to inform troops under his command. He notes that more than half the troops who filled out the information form, asked why American troops were stationed in India and Burma. He refers to the recent recall of General Stillwell and the splitting of CBI into two theaters (China and India/Burma). He states that the purpose is a path toward Japan. An animated map shows China (that narrator notes has been fighting Japan since 1937). Animation shows Japan walling off China from the outside world, by seizing her ports, and then concentrating its grip on the Eastern part of the country. Without access by sea, the allies had only one option to assist China in the fight against Japan. That was to open the Burma Road. Film shifts to scenes of Japanese bombing of Shanghai and Chinese civilians abandoning the city. Wounded and injured Chinese fighting fires while tending casualties in an open area. Glimpse of Chinese soldiers near one of their few large artillery pieces. A gun crew manning one of her few antiaircraft guns. Chinese jam road in trek to the unoccupied provinces of the country. Chinese carrying casualties on stretchers, making do without ambulances. Chinese coping in the face of all kinds of shortages. In contrast, well supplied Japanese troops are shown in formation. Japanese troops, military vehicles and equipment are seen. Japanese firing machine guns and heavy artillery against Chinese positions. Japanese armor and long lines of troops engaged against the Chinese, who continue to resist in spite of shortages and hardship. Chinese soldiers without shoes, marching in a column.
Montage of scenes illustrating Office of Strategic Services (OSS) airlift activities in Burma during World War II. C-47 with number 26 on its tail seen on landing roll at an airfield. A C-47 (serial number: 41-19476) with number 33 on its tail. Men in khaki are loading supplies in the aircraft and several wearing parachutes board the aircraft. View of a C-47 with number 42 on its tail taking off from well established airport. A man with parachute stands in open cargo door of the aircraft during takeoff. (This segment of film is reversed.) A C-47, tail number 31 is seen cruising in flight. View from inside an airplane cruising over fog filled valleys and then later over jagged mountains. View of C-47 number 31 from cabin of another C-47. View of passengers inside C-47 cabin. A fighter escort of Two USAAF P-51s passes close to the C-47. Inside a C-47, crew members prepare supplies and then airdrop them behind enemy lines. View from below of supplies being dropped from a C-47. Views of airdrops from inside and outside C-47 aircraft. Commandos including indigenous personnel,parachute from C-47s. Views from camera strapped to leg of one paratrooper. View from ground of a parachutist descending. (Note: C-47 serial number: 41-19476 was assigned to the 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group in Burma, during world War 2, and was lost on on a mission, January 18, 1944, piloted by Ferde A. Larsen, of the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron.)
The Royal Air Force bombs Burma during World War II. British airmen on an airfield in Burma. Bombs brought in on a bomb cart. An airman rolling a bomb to the underside of an aircraft to fix it onto the bomb rack. A few airmen fixing the bomb onto the bomb rack on the underside of the wing. A man in front of one of the wings of the aircraft and the pilot standing in the cockpit with the hatch open. The bomber aircraft taxis on the airfield and takes off. The aircraft in flight over the clouds. The pilot in the cockpit. Aerial views of the target areas in Burma. Bombs being dropped on the target areas. Explosions occur and smoke rises from the explosions.