Convoy of warships underway in arctic waters of Northern Europe, during Second World War. A battleship and other battleship or cruiser, acompanied by several destroyers and other vessels. Snow on mountain peaks in the background.
Scenes from the Japanese South Seas Force invasion of coastal New Guinea in March 1942, during World War 2. Stern of a ship. Smoke rising from a ship in the far background. Japanese warships underway at sea, mountains in the background. A Japanese man on deck of warship, paints picture of historic naval victory. Animated map showing Northern Australia and New Guinea, with animated bombs falling on Port Moresby and flags showing Japanese-held positions at Lae and Salamaua on the coast of the Solomon Sea, to the North. A view of the coastline on the Solomon Sea. Japanese troops are seen in a column making their way through the jungles.They stand with the rising sun battle flag and proceed further, pulling field pieces and carrying other war materiel. View from inside a dwelling, as the Japanese troops enter town of Lae. Destroyed hangars and aircraft at the Lae airfield, which the Japanese bombed on January 21, 1942. The Japanese rising sun flag flying on a tall flag pole. Japanese ships in harbor.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
Street scene in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, shows American Red Cross Service Club, next to a florist shop, on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Civilians walk past on the sidewalk. A bicyclist passes in the street. Several U.S. sailors come out of the passage to the club. A U.S. Marine and a sailor stop to look in the florist shop window. Sign in window reads: "We Can Send Flowers by Wire to U.S.A. & Canada." A bus passes. Two men pass with a pushcart. A marine stops to chat with the sailors at the club entrance. Another bus passes. A bus stops and U.S. sailors and marines run to catch it as it pulls out, without success. They return to the sidewalk by the Northern Bank building. Later, sailors are seen boarding a another bus parked at the curb.
Three U.S. Sailors are seen asking bus information from a policeman in front of the Northern Bank building on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, during World War 2. He converses with them and points toward a bus stop (not seen) and checks his watch as they leave, following his directions. Scene shifts away, from Northern Ireland, to the newly opened American Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club at 23 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.I., London, England. U.S. soldiers mingle with English civilians on the street and sidewalks. Many soldiers enter the club. Civilian vehicles drive along Shaftsbury Avenue. A civilian in front of the club hands out travel brochures and tickets to servicemen. A group of U.S. soldiers strolls out of the club. Closeup of the American flag flying at front of the club. Soldiers relax and smoke in the sunshine in front of the club.
American troops returning home from Europe after conclusion of World War 1. Coast Guard cutters removing wounded U.S. soldiers from the troop carrier "Northern Pacific," which is aground at Fire Island, New York. Man gives flag signals. Men load goods on a boat to carry it to the ship. People disembark from a boat. View of various other ships in sea. Men camp on the coast with the ship in background. Officials taking a drink and reading a newspaper.