Automotive reassembly plant called 'Little Detroit' in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II. A soldier works on a typing machine. The assembly area of automotive reassembly plant. Crates are unloaded from a ship and loaded onto trucks. The trucks are driven to the plant. The crates are unloaded by a crane. Parts are hoisted by the crane and placed at an assembly line. Wheels of trucks are rolled on the assembly line. Workers assemble parts of a truck. The trolley of a truck is hoisted by the crane and assembled. Insignia of the U.S. is painted on the truck. Tires, motors, air filters and steering gear are checked. The trucks are driven out of the assembly area after approval.
Meeting of Generals in North African Theater of World War II. U.S. Army Brigadier General James Wilson Holsinger and U.S. Army Lieutenant General Jacob Devers meet at the Allied Forces headquarters. Brigadier General Wilson at a desk. The two officers look at a map of the Mediterranean Theater as they confer.
Allied invasion fleet of over three thousand ships crosses the Mediterranean Sea. American, British and Canadian Armies along with other countries involved in the 'Operation Husky'. General George Patton receives the battle flag. Amphibious assault on the Gulf of Gela. Naval guns fired. Troops advance in the town of Gela. Civilians are seen. Landmines are cleared. General Lucian Truscott seen. Attack of fighter planes.
Landing maneuvers of the United States troops in North Africa during World War II. Fire from the deck of a Destroyer. A convoy underway. Airplanes fly overhead. U.S. soldiers get off from a landing craft and run through water to the beach. Tanks leave barge and head for the shore. Infantrymen run on the beach. A map of Mediterranean Theater. French soldiers parade in Casablanca. Feet of soldiers as they march. Animated map of Mediterranean Theater as a pointer indicates location of Oran. French battleships in the harbor of Oran are blown up by British firing after the fall of France.
A crowd enjoys fireworks in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union, at night. Past events show Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom in Tehran, Iran for the Tehran Conference of 1943. U.S. President Harry S. Truman in Germany during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. The Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet people along a street in Moscow. Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, Vyacheslav Molotov with others applauding at the Bolshoi theater, in Moscow. Anti-soviet disorders. Street cars being overturned. (Hungary?).
Pictures taken by military and news cameramen during World War 2. The Battle of the Mediterranean at Malta: Smoke from burning buildings. Explosion due to bombardment. British soldiers look through binoculars, confirm target, take aim and fire antiaircraft guns at Nazi planes in flight. Nazi aircraft drop bombs. Japan: Japanese Emperor Hirohito reviews Japanese troops. Japanese troops, tanks, artillery and cavalry parade. Japanese bombers strike Pearl Harbor on 7 December, 1941. Civilians run for cover. Burning U.S. warships. Debris removed from the Harbor. U.S. troops mobilize for the War. Australia: U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur arrives to take command of the Pacific Theater. New Guinea: The jungle campaign. U.S. troops advance over rough terrain. Natives run for cover as huts burn down. Australian and U.S. soldiers in combat. Smoke due to fire on a hill. Soldiers help wounded comrades through the New Guinea mud. Natives carry war equipment.