United States Navy vessels underway at sea in Noumea, France during World War II. Port side of a Mechanized Landing Craft (LCM) underway in water. Mines explode at sea. Mines float on the sea surface. Explosions occur as mines detonate. Trainer aboard a ship works on a 3 inch gun and trains the gun. They load shells and fire the gun.
Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) sweeps water off mines in Noumea, France during World War II. A mechanized landing craft, LCM, underway at sea. A small anchor dropped in the water. A pig floats in water. Sailors aboard a small boat underway at sea. Paravane put over side of YMS (Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper). Men aboard the minesweeper help in the operation.
Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) sweeps water off mines in Noumea, France during World War II. A LCM (mechanized landing craft) along side YMS (Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper). Pigs in well deck of the LCM. Two Electricians Mates attach pigs to flag poles. On of them puts a bolt into the base of the pig to hold the flag pole. Electrician's Mate puts flagpole in the base of a pig and ties a string to it. Three pigs afloat in water. Two men wearing life jackets and helmets drop an anchor and then a pig into the sea. Mines explode on the water surface. YMS shoots at the mines. Electrician's Mate put pigs over the side of the vessel. Men fire 3 inch gun aboard the YMS and an explosion occurs in the background.
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.
General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin, President Franklin D Roosevelt of the U.S. and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the UK seated on porch of Soviet Embassy building in Tehran, Iran, 28 November 1943. Scene shifts to group of Yugoslav Partisans and closeup of their leader, Marshal Tito, at their mountain headquarters. Marshal Tito smoking a pipe while standing on the porch of his headquarters with American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Officer, Morris “Moe” Berg, and British Brigadier General Fitzroy Maclean, Winston Churchill's special envoy to the Yugoslav leader. French resistance fighters show their flag on a mountaineer's pick. It reads,"Vaincre Mourir" and displays a cross of Lorraine. Closeups of French resistance fighters. Scenes of various such groups joining in the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France. Aerial glimpse of D-day task force crossing the English Channel. Animated map shows Germany being attacked by Russian forces from the East, by the other allies from Britain in the West and from Italy, in the South. Allied forces moving across a pontoon bridge and engaging German forces in France. A U.S. M3 Gun Motor Carriage firing its 75mm gun. American troops firing machine guns, carrying wounded on stretchers and using flame throwers. Troops, including ambulatory wounded moving under enemy fire. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in France. One carries a wounded buddy. American troops firing a variety of artillery from under camouflage netting. French underground forces engaged in Paris. Closeup of one wearing a French Adrian helmet firing a rifle. Another throws a grenade out an apartment window. An American tank moving under the base of the Eiffel Tower as French Resistance fighters run across the area. French citizens celebrating the liberation of Paris. View from an American jeep as French people cheer. Closeups of French people. A bombed out bridge. A battlefield cemetery. Destruction and death in the wake of combat. Fallen French civilians lying on pavement. A U.S. tank slowly driving through a masonry wall. Soviet forces advancing through destroyed buildings. Chinese troops marching along the Great Wall. British troops on parade in tropics. Asian ally troops marching. Huge formation of marching U.S. soldiers. United Nations flags in the breeze.
Results of air assaults by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces over industrial areas in and around German-occupied Paris during Wolrd War II. The Renault Works plant at Billancourt after one aerial attack by the Royal Air Force (March 3, 1943) and two by the U.S. Eighth Air Force (April 4 and September 15, 1943). Workers clear the plant interiors. The damaged plant, collapsed roof, rubble and debris on the floor. Workers clear the debris. Damaged steel structures, pillars and walls. Buildings at the plant. Damaged walls, wrecked equipment and material. Allied officers and workers at the plant.