Soldiers, with the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy on their intercontinental journey across America, offload a Holt tractor from the back of a truck, near North Platte, Nebraska. Other trucks of the convoy are passing in the background. Soldiers help straighten the path of a truck being pulled from the mud. The Holt tractor maneuvers and uses a chain to pull a truck out of the mud. The truck is decorated with American flags. Soldiers hook up a chain to another truck stuck in mud. It also displays several American flags. The Holt tractor struggles in attempts to free the truck, but is later seen pulling it successfully along the muddy road. The Holt tractor pulls several trucks, chained in a line behind it, on the muddy road. The last of the trucks displays an Army Corps of Engineers logo and a sign reading,"We need 6000 men. Be one."
Soldiers, with the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy, pull cable from a supply truck near North Platte, Nebraska. Closeup of the chain and cable on the back of the truck. Next, soldiers are gathered around one of the convoy trucks with its right wheels off in a ditch. Soldiers hook up chain from the truck to a Holt tractor. View from the front of the truck tipped into the ditch, with chains fastened to it stretched out on the dirt road. Soldiers (unseen) repair side of road by shoveling earth into a ditch from which a truck has just been pulled. Small logs used in the effort are seen near the ditch. Soldiers walk along a dirt road followed by several trucks, chained together, one behind the other. (Another group of convoy trucks is seen in the far background.) View from rear of the chained trucks. One soldier pushes a small wagon towed by the last truck.
North Platte canteen workers offer negro soldiers fruits at train window and train steps at a station in North Platte, Nebraska. Sign on railroad coach reads 'Back Alive in 45'. Girls wave to soldiers as the train leaves the station.
Woman puts makers on North Platte canteen's Honor Roll board in North Platte, Nebraska. View from inside the canteen door as men enter. Women stand at the doorway wave to men on train, as the train leaves the station. View of interiors of a canteen. Birthday party held. Servicemen presented with a birthday cake.
Scenes from downtown North Platte Nebraska as citizens get word of the surrender by Japan and the end of World War II. On V-J day, people of North Platte come out on the streets to celebrate the end of combat in the war. They hug each other and burn fire crackers to celebrate the event. Children sell newspaper on the street carrying news of victory over Japan as the main lead. Man riding on a horse back carries flag of United States, as a part of celebration. Others sit on top of their car with victory slogans written on it. Traffic jams as people come out in large numbers to celebrate. Stores Hirschfeld Mens Clothing and Dixons Jewelry are among many stores seen on main streets during celebration.
Milk bottled at a dairy in North Platte, Nebraska. Truck loaded with milk crates.