Barracks and tents of the American expeditionary Forces (AEF) in Trinidad. Two U.S. soldiers walk up the steps of a barracks building. Sign overhead reads "Saint Clair Cantonment Branch No 3, Trinidad Base Post Exchange". Planes on runway. Tents and barracks in the background.
Armed U.S. AEF troops from Fort Read pass at a review in Trinidad. Vice Admiral John H Hoover, General Henry C Pratt and other officers review the troops. Troops march in mechanized columns. Admiral Hoover and General Henry C Pratt walk and have a conversation. Troops and other people in the background.
Film opens with goosestepping German and Japanese soldiers. Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse. American battleships burning in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur decorating a soldierin Manila, Philippines. Air raid sirens sounding in Manila and residents hurrying to take cover.Heavy black smoke rising from a bombed site and emergency vehicles and responders rushing to several bombed and burning locations. A burning rickshaw amidst other bombing rubble and bodies of victims. General MacArthur greeted by Australian officials at his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. Sign reads: Headquarters UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES in Australia. American flag flying on tall flagpole. View from ship underway in supply convoy. A battleship seen on horizon and a destroyer passing the camera ship. U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the "Lend Lease Act" of 1941. A U.S. industrial plant with four tall stacks emitting smoke. A steam locomotive belching steam. A locomotive pulling an open car and some tank cars. New 1941 Plymouth automobiles coming off a production line. A new M3 Medium Tank in a U.S. factory. View of Liberty Ships, including the "Zebulon Pike" and the "Henry Knox" under construction at the California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Terminal Island, California. U.S. Navy Destroyers constructed at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. One is being launched, next to DD-446 (the USS Radford). A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft including Curtiss SBC Helldiver scout bombers and Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. A tight formation of U.S. Army Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers in flight. A formation of U.S. Army Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft in flight. Closeup of a U.S. Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight. Several huge gun barrels for guns under construction at a U.S. war plant. Large artillery shells lined up in a manufacturing plant. U.S. Army M3 Medium tanks under construction at a factory. Steam and smoke rising from a U.S. industrial plant. Aerial view of open pit iron mine. Sparks shooting up inside a steel plant. A virtual "forest" of oil derricks in the Western U.S. Coal being transported by railway. View from stern of a warship in a convoy. An Atlanta-class light cruiser leading three destroyers at sea. Transport ships in convoys to places like Australia, Britain, and the Middle East. Troops on a pier near a large transport ship. A stack of wartime supplies on a pier next to a ship destined for Russia. Glimpse of wake from a U.S. warship having triple guns astern. Silhouette of a U.S. Navy Enterprise-class Aircraft carrier, with an aircraft taking off from her deck. The aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga. U.S. Army soldiers marching on parade, followed by numerous jeeps with machine guns mounted in their rears. Young men being drafted into the U.S. military. A draft lottery being conducted. New recruits doing calisthenics. Trucks pulling artillery pieces. B-18 Bolo bombers flying over U.S. tanks. Closeup of M3 tank. Cavalry fording a stream. Soldiers on motorcycles. Troops crossing a pontoon bridge. A loaded troop ship. A troop transport at Newfoundland. Sentry in Trinidad. Troops encamped in Bermuda.Troopship docked in Greenland. Troops disembarking in Iceland. Formations of Curtis P-36 Hawk aircraft. Douglas DC-2 aircraft factory. P-36s with engines running. M3 tank suspended on factory crane. Officials of Pan American nations siding with Allies. Allied troops including Dutch, Belgian, Yugoslav, Greek, Czech, Filipino, Polish, Norwegian, Free French, Australian, New Zealander, South African and Canadian. British warships. British Hawker Tempest aircraft. British comandoes.Russian troops on parade. Chinese troops on the Great Wall
U.S. 6th Army Commander General Walter Kruger visits 33rd Division at La Trinidad in Luzon, Philippines during World War II. Soldiers of 33rd Division lined up on a filed in La Trinidad. The soldiers at attention. Troops march during an inspection. General Kruger with General Clarkson as he speaks to Colonel Arthur Collins while inspecting Regimental Command Post near La Trinidad.
People on the island of Trinidad. Negro women talk and move around in a market. A man walks across a street carrying a basket on his head. People in a vegetable market. A Negro child sits. A Hindu pandit stands with a girl on the stairs of a house. A woman sits with a child outside a house. The women wearing bangles. A woman carries a bucket on her head. A Hindu God Vishnu temple. A pandit in the temple. A Hindu priest sleeps in a temple. Women outside the temple.
People on the island of Trinidad. A boy plucks papaya from a tree. A man sleeps on a pavement. Women carry construction material during a road construction. A fern palm tree. A coconut palm tree. Cacao pods on tree. A woman washes clothes in water. A woman smokes pipe. Children bathe in water stream.