Allied campaigns against Japan during World War II. Animated map depicts battles for various islands in the Pacific like Guadalcanal, Palau, Mariana Islands. A map of the Philippines. United States troops invade the Philippines. Naval guns fire at a shore and flak bursts are seen. Dramatic shot of a Japanese Zero aircraft approaching U.S. Navy ships that are firing guns. The Japanese aircraft is hit at close range to the ship, a wing ruptures, it is consumed in fire and crashes with explosion in the sea beside the ship. Many landing craft with U.S. Army forces landing at beach on Leyte. Soldiers land and advance inland. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and President Sergio Osmena of the Philippines wade ashore. Native women and children on the island are assisted by U.S. forces and provided with food and protection. Following are meetings of wartime Allied leaders, shown briefly in the ending of the film:
TC: 01: 39, Prime Minister Winston Churchill meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the battleship, USS Augusta, at Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Conference, 1941. Roosevelt stands at the railing, assisted by his son, Army Captain Elliot Roosevelt. TC: 01:41. Roosevelt and Churchill meeting with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, at the Cairo conference, in 1943. TC: 01:44. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill pose outside the Livadia Palace during the Yalta conference, 1945. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, American Ambassador Harriman, British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, and Churchill's daughter, Sarah, in uniform, are among those standing behind the seated Big Three. TC: 01:46, Delegates from 51 Nations gathered for the first meeting of the UN General Assembly,in Westminster Central Hall,London, England, in 1946.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of a building in Tehran, Iran where the Tehran Conference took place in 1943. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated outside the building after the conference. A map depicts United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. U.S. troops land at the Marshal Islands. Troops fire and advance in Palau islands. Soldiers wade through water. Flakes burst and explosions occur at sea near Saipan. U.S. troops advance inland in Guam. A blind soldier walks.
Invasion of the Palau Islands during World War II. A map of the Palau Islands. U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator aircraft in flight over Wakde Island. The island is bombed by B-24s. Explosions on the island due to the bombing. A carrier aircraft in flight. A ship of the U.S. Third Fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. bomber aircraft and U.S. troops on the deck of the ship. U.S. fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. The troops bomb a Japanese ship. The ship burns. The troops on the deck fire guns. Smoke rises in the foreground. Aircraft in flight drop bombs on the island. A fleet of ship underway. Bomber aircraft drop bombs. Explosions in the water. Mountains in the background. On September 15th U.S. 1st Marine Division land on the the Palau Islands. The marines on a landing craft advance forward. They fire from the landing craft. Smoke rises in the foreground. The marines advance to invade other beaches. Bombing by the carrier aircraft and smoke rises due to explosion. An LCV( Landing Craft Vehicle ) underway. The marines carrying guns advance on a beach. A marine in a foxhole speaks into a radio. The marines advance towards an airfield. They fire guns and advance forward. Wrecked bombers and tankers. Construction equipment brought to the beach. A marine drives a truck to the airfield. Power shovels, bulldozers and trucks used to rebuilt a captured air base. A U.S. aircraft taxis at the field. The marines stand around an aircraft.
U.S. 81st Infantry Division troops of Regimental Combat Team 321 (321st Infantry Regiment) advancing cautiously in the Palau Islands during World War 2. They are supported by armor of the 710th Tank Battalion,including personnel carriers and M4 tanks. Views from an M4 tank firing at Japanese positions in hills across a valley. Smoke rising from shell strikes.
U.S. Marine Corps communication activities at Peleliu, Palau Islands. Switchboard at Division Command Post (CP). Switchboard operator sitting in the foreground. Wiring diagram showing disposition of wire, switchboards, and code name of units. Marine stringing wire on tree which has a large number of wires loading to switchboard, already attached to it. Group of CP Marines sitting around and resting. They talk and smoke. Tent in the background. Area around CP. Marines sitting around shelter, tent pitched, ocean in the background. Marines in dugouts. A Marine uses field telephone.
U.S. Marine Corps Communication activities at Peleliu, Palau Islands. Shelter half over dugout. Interior of dugout. Marine uses phone. Dugout with shelter half over roof. Several aerial antennas mounted on LVTA (Landing Vehicle Tracked Armored) being parked at edge of beach. Other LVTAs in the background. Marine climbs aboard LVTA. Marines standing near turret of LVTA. Dugout on beach which contains switchboard. Rolls of wire on beach. Switchboard operator with earphone at switchboard. View of Marine using mic.