The AFN (American Forces Network) announcer speaks in French as part of an educational program, at AFN Orleans in France. Sgt. Bill Crawford talks about cultures and history of various nations. From AFN Berlin, Mrs. Jean Vavrin talks about cooking and various recipes. Also from Berlin, Pat Hicks hosts childrens program for the young listeners.
Allied air attacks against France during World War II. A map of France shows the location of Orleans. Aerial view of bombs being released by U.S. Army 8th Air Forces B-24 Liberator aircraft. The bombs drop and strike Bicy airfield, Orleans, France, on May 23, 1944. Billows of smoke rise from the airfield. Bombs being dropped on revetments. Smoke and fire occur.
Mardi Gras event to mark pre-Lenten celebrations in New Orleans, United States. On the last day of the Mardi Gras event decorative floats move on the streets in New Orleans. The civilians stand on either side of the street as the floats move past them.
Ferry boats in Loire River, France. French civilians operate small ferry boat between Orleans and St. Marcean. Civilians wait on either banks. A ferry arrives with passengers. Allied soldiers, French civilians with cycles, and a medic get off the ferry. Men help the women up the step bank. Civilians with cycles board the waiting ferry.
A chained monkey sits on ground during Madri Gras at Camp New Orleans, Paris, France. He holds a mirror and looks in to it. He turns around.
Ingenious and humorous floats in a parade during Mardi Gras at Camp New Orleans, Paris, France. Two men under blankets in a car with a banner 'Post War Plans'. A man dressed as Statue of Liberty. United States flag. On a truck a man poses on a bed as a photographer takes his picture. Women stand in and around a coffee mug on a truck. 'American Red Cross' written on the truck. Soldiers sing at a microphone. Soldiers stand near signboard of canal street watch the parade. On a truck men work on electric poles. Men hoist American flag on 'Shemper field'. Tents in the background. Soldiers watch the parade. An explosion occurs on a truck. A soldier rides a horse followed by a tram.