Pratas Island in the Pacific Ocean, as seen from the deck of surfaced U.S. submarine, the USS Bluegill (SS-242) during World War 2. Barrel of deck gun seen. Japanese radio towers seen faintly in distance on the island. The boat shakes as its deck gun fires toward the radio towers. The Bluegill seen from another boat as she sits partially surfaced with small waves breaking over her deck. she submerges and then surfaces again. Huge explosions occur as demolition charges detonate destroying Japanese installations ashore. Dense smoke fills the area. A crew member stands on deck of the Bluegill, firing a rifle toward the shore.
Air raids and battle in Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A cemetery of United States military soldiers in the Japanese island of Okinawa. Memorial at the tombstone of Ernie Pyle built by the 77th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. General Doolittle, General Arnold and other officers during a discussion standing before planes at the 48th Air Force base. B-29 advances towards Tokyo. Dropping of a number of guided bombs towards their targets. Targets include Japanese airplane factories, shipping industry, military supply chains in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Okinawa and Yokohama of Japan. Explosion and smoke arises from bombed targets. On 05 August 1945, Enola Gay, a B-29 carries the atomic bomb and flies towards Hiroshima. Atomic explosion seen signifying the one in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, but narrator indicates the image seen is that of the first atomic explosion (the Trinity test) during on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. Immense cloud of smoke and light. This atomic explosion, the first of two, was pivotal in compelling Japan to surrender unconditionally.
USS Intrepid (CV-11) aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, near the Ryuku Islands, in support of operations on Okinawa. U.S. Navy sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier with fire hoses. Sailors work to extinguish fire after a Japanese kamikaze aircraft crashed into the ship. Smoke rises from the carrier. Men clear wreckage of the aircraft. Intrepid's 20 mm guns fire at enemy planes.
Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War Two to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swaztika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending WWII. Times Square in New York City on VJ Day. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korea. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newpaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev,at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech.A newspaper headline reading: 'Khruschev orders removal of missiles'. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano'. Chinese people marching with massed flags. Mao Tse-Tung,President of China, waving. A U.S. soldier in,South Vietnam,looks through binoculars. and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.
The Pacific Theater of World War II during the Year 1945. Attack on Japanese island of Okinawa by the United States Military. United States Navy ships from the sea, launch a number of missiles towards the islands. The missiles traverse an aerial route and destroy the target Japanese positions. United States Marine Corps raid the island moving in amphibious landing tractors towards the island. Battle between Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines. American flag hoisted on Okinawa after four months of furious battle. Officials and Military Commanders and soldiers salute the flag.
Air evacuation of wounded United States Marines on Okinawa during June 1945 by U.S. Army Air Forces Stinson and Marine Corps L-5B. Various shots of wounded Marines on stretchers being unloaded from the aircraft. Medics carrying the wounded to a medical hut. More L-5B's land. A wounded Marine on a stretcher in L-5B talks with men standing outside the aircraft. Marine on a stretcher being released from harness. Stretcher being carried to a medical tent. L-5B aircraft lands and a litter case being loaded aboard Red Cross ambulance. Ambulance pulls away from the area with tents in the background. A shark-mouthed Marine Corps OY-1 (Stinson L-5) with the name "Bupie" painted on nose taxis in front of camera. Identifiable aircraft in this clip: 44-16952 and 44-17164, both of the 163rd Liaison Squadron.