A film on contributions of Negro soldiers in various wars. Negro workers at an oil field with oil derricks talk to each other. Depiction of negroes serving in the Spanish-American War and advancing towards a battlefield. A negro man speaks about his experience of the war. Scenes of excavation and construction of the Panama Canal. Huge earth moving equipment at work and a man triggers an explosive detonation during the dig. A U.S. Navy ship underway in the newly completed Panama Canal. World War I scene of a U.S. Army unit including negro soldiers marching through a town in France, in formation, with a military band leading the march. Negro soldiers of the 813th Pioneer Regiment near Marseilles France work to build a railroad. Also scenes with soldiers from the 332nd Labor Battalion, and the 808th Pioneer Regiment clearing an area near Verdun. Negro soldiers of the 8th Illinois infantry (later the 370th infantry) running with the rifles as they mobilize for battle in France. Negro soldiers of 371st Regiment and 372nd regiment crossing battlefield during World War I. Members of the 369th regiment in battle. Railroad guns and heavy artillery firing during World War I. American soldiers leaping from a trench and running across no mans land during battle. Negro soldiers of the 369th infantry receiving awards, medals, and citations at an awards ceremony in France during World War 1. Henry Johnson and other negro soldiers marching in New York City victory parade soon after the armistice ending World War I. Graves of soldiers at Arlington Cemetery as seen from a moving vehicle. Images of grave markers for several negro soldiers and officers. Two negro soldiers approaching the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Close-up view of the memorial and plaque on the memorial. Several other memorials in the U.S. showing negro soldiers. View of a facsimile of the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division (colored) memorial in France, near the towns of Ardeuil and Séchault. Dramatized depiction of the memorial being destroyed by the invading German Army on June 15, 1941. A clergy man addresses Negro soldiers and the WACs seated in a church.
Trophy presented to the winner of a football game in Marseilles, France. U.S. General John P Ratay comes to stadium with officers. He gives trophy to winner. Aerial view of the stadium. Plane in flight over the stadium.
Soldiers watch an American football game and cheer participants in Marseilles, France. Soldiers stand and cheer. They run in stadium. Motorcycle races in stadium. Spectators in stadium watch race and cheer participants. Game is played. U.S. General John P Ratay watch the match. Game in progress. Several band parade on field at half time. Players during the game in the stadium.
Soldiers watch a football match and cheer participants in Marseilles, France. Several bands parade on field with the U.S. flag. The game is played in stadium. Soldiers in audience. Large crowd of spectators watch the game. Game in progress. L-4 plane in flight over the stadium drops ball for start of game. Players during the game.
Victory in Europe Day, Paris, France. A man sitting on another man's shoulders waves a French flag. People on street sing La Marseilles. People sing French national anthem as Allied flags waved. Crowd on the street waves and shows victory signs. American military truck on a street.
French children from Marseilles, France are quartered at a hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany. Exterior of the hotel where the children from Marseilles are quartered. The children leave the hotel. A sign on the hotel reads as 'Colonie des enfants de Marseille'. Children play on lawns. The hotel in the background. An outdoor class: the children at desks. A teacher teaches them. The children learn. The children walk on a road past road markers and signs.