Thousands of citizens march in Mexico City demonstrating for Mexico to declare war against the Axis powers in World War 2. They converge on the main plaza (Zócalo) where President Manuel Ávila Camacho stands on the balcony of the Presidential Palace, with his wife, Doña Soledad Orozco García de Ávila Camacho, and members of his staff. View from a high point overlooking the plaza, showing thousands massed with the Mexico City Cathedral in the background. Narrator states that citizens protest against axis sinking of unarmed mexican ships. Flags of the United States, and allied flags are displayed. Flags are waved in salute for their dead comrades, by Survors of the SS Potrero del Llano, a Mexican ship torpedoed by the German submarine, U-564, on May 13, 1942. Camera pans over the square filled with people and banners. Next, President Camacho is seen asking the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for a declaration of war. People on the streets (some sitting on street lamps) listen to the broadcast over loudspeakers. Mexican Army soldiers seen in helmets. Uniformed troops line a sidewalk. Deputies applaud after unanimously approving the declaration of war.
American Army General John L DeWitt's visit to Mexico. Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz receives General DeWitt at the US-Mexican border. Bi-lingual sign board 'Alto Migration/ Stop Immigration' at the international border. General John L DeWitt and Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz shake hands with each other as other officials surround them and watch. Both Generals talk to each other, shake hands and pose for a photograph.
U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft on a practice mission in New Mexico during World War II. Bombardiers load bombs on B-24 Liberator bombers. The bombers drop bombs over target in New Mexico. Bomb bursts on target.
Visit of American Army General John L DeWitt to Mexico. Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz, General DeWitt and other military officials review a guard of honor at Agua Calliente. Military musician band plays. Honor guard lowers their rifles as the Generals and reviewing party departs. Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas talks with General DeWitt and the generals walk by the honor guard troops. General Cardenas talks with General DeWitt and removes his cap while talking. The two generals and other officers pose for a photograph. Press photographers take photos.
American Army General John L. DeWitt visits Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas in Agua Calliente, Mexico. Honor guard troops of Mexican Army present arms to the Generals. Generals march towards a government building followed by other military officers. Honor guards lower rifles after the Generals move inside the place.
Visit of American Army General John L DeWitt to Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas in Agua Calliente, Mexico. The Generals pose for a photograph with other military officers standing near them. General DeWitt and Mexican General Cardenas walk away from the officers. They stand near the trees in a yard and talk to each other. General Cardenas speaks in Mexican language and a translator translates his words into English. General DeWitt replies him and the translator translates in Mexican. They shake hands with each other.