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American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. aircraft bomb German positions and military installations in the European Theater during World War II.

A film titled: 'Operation Titanic' on U.S. shuttle bombing operations over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight. Several aircraft flying in formation leaving behind smoke trails. German military installations are bombed on June 2, 1944. Aerial view of a target area. Smoke rising up from bombardment. An aircraft crashes. Railroad and marshaling yards are also bombed. United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator flying in formation on June 21, 1944. German factories are bombed. The airplanes fly in formation and bomb targets in Berlin. Railroad stations and other targets are also bombed. Several German airplanes are shot down. The B-17s and B-24s bombing the targets. Synthetic oil plants and refineries are bombed at Ruhland Germany, east of Leipzig. Planning for the operation was done on December 7, 1943. A document about the operation is typed. Animated map shows Nazi positions and strategies followed during the operation.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German soldiers transported across the Dnieper river in Russia, then setting landmines, razor wire, and artillery emplacement

German soldiers at Dnieper river, Russia. A map of Russia shows the course of Dnieper river. Low aerial view of ice melting on the Dnieper River in Russia. German ski troops along with equipment cross a bridge on a truck. A small white dog under a blanket on a horse sled. German soldiers stand near horses. They walk past dead horses on the roadside. German soldiers march in a single horizontal line across a battlefield, laying razor wire and setting land mines into position under the snow. A snow covered and camouflaged German artillery emplacement and a German soldier uses sighting equipment to establish range to Soviet target. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German tanks and supplies moved forward to attack Russians in Russia.

German Panther tanks of 5.Pz.Div, Pz.IV's and supplies are moved forward in Russia on railway flatcars. Troop trains move on the front, trenches are dug and command post set up. German soldier climbs up tower. Mortars, artillery, and machine guns are fired. Grenades are hurled and German Tiger tanks counterattack under protection of artillery fire. Tigers seen are from s.Pz.Abt.503 and SS.Pz.Rgt 2 (Das Reich) in 1943 and s.Pz.Abt.502 with ace Otto Carius in 1944. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lt. Gen. Carl Spaatz and Maj. Gen. F. L. Anderson plan 'Operation Titanic' at a USAAF headquarters in the European Theater.

A film on U.S. shuttle bombing operations over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. Animated diagram shows the advantages of using Russian airfields during the operation. United States Army Air Force Lieutenant General Carl Andrew Spaatz seated at a desk in his office. Deputy Commanding General for Operations Major General F. L. Anderson discusses the plans with other officers in his office. They plan 'Operation Titanic' at a USAAF headquarters. Ships at a British port are loaded with supplies including food, gasoline, bombs, ammunitions, trucks, jeeps and other equipment. A man watching through binoculars from the deck of a ship. A convoy passes through the Arctic Ocean. Supplies are unloaded in Russia. These are transported by train to a headquarters in Russia.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Meeting of European Advisory Commission in Lancaster House London.

European Advisory Commission meeting to sign the protocol between the Allies on the occupation zones in Germany at Lancaster House London. Chairman Feodor Tarasovich Gousev of Russia, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the government of Great Britain; John Gilbart Winant, American ambassador to Great Britain and Sir William Strang, UK representative on European Advisory Commission enter and have a discussion. View of Advisory Commission with Mons. Gousev at head of table and other military advisors with Sir Strang at top left. Diplomats can be seen talking to each other. 12 September 1944. (World War II period).

Date: 1944, September 12
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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