An American Hospital Train in Souilly, France during World War I. The hospital train arrives at an evacuation hospital in Souilly. Tents set up at the evacuation hospital. Wounded soldiers of U.S. 364th Infantry on litters being unloaded from the train. The soldiers on the litters are carried into a tent.
Major General Alexander Vandegrift, USMC, who, as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division, also commanded other U.S. military units involved in the invasion of Guadalcanal in World War 2. He discusses those joint U.S. military operations. The U.S. Destroyer, USS Blue (DD-387) seen bombarding Guadalcanal.A B-17 bomber overhead. U.S. Marines decend rope net into landing craft of the attack transport, USS George Clymer (APA-27), later seen with the USS Harry Lee (APA-10) and numerous landing craft around them. A landing craft from the Harry Lee arriving and Marines jumping out. Many U.S. troops wading ashore from landing craft. Troops carrying supplies ashore. Officers salute as American flag is raised on rugged flag pole. Numerous Japanese prisoners of war marching and in outdoor confinement. Japanese prisoners being processed. Japanese soldier using shoe clamps to quickly climb a tall palm tree. Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr.decorating a flyer with the Distinguished Flying Cross. View of the medal.Halsey decorating marines, including Major General Alexander Vandegrift, USMC, seen wearing the Navy Cross. Sign on palm tree reading: "Hospital Station C-1-Med." Wounded inside hospital tent. Troops gathered for religious service. U.S. troops dug in and moving along jungle path. Fallen Japanese soldiers on shore of Guadalcanal.Smoke rising from Japanese bombing of Henderson Field and construction continuing with heavy equipment. A B-17 bomber landing on the field. Names on B-17s at the field, including: "Spook," "Leis-Lady,"and "Boomerang." A Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft taking off from Henderson field. Film concludes with parade of warships and overflight of warplanes (including a biplane).
Wounded soldiers of U.S. and British troops at 42nd field hospital in Saint Mere Eglise France near Normandy after D-Day. Large number of wounded soldiers lie on litters. Field hospital tents can be seen around. Wounded on litters are lifted into a DUKW by group of medics.
Opening scene shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan holding a little girl, and then standing with officials and Secret Service agents, as he prepares to enter a car. Closeup of him smiling. Closeup of President Reagan signing his autograph for spectators in a crowd. Next, Reagan and his wife Nancy are seen on November 4, 1980 waving to supporters at the Century Plaza Hotel, celebrating his election victory as the 40th U.S. President. The President elect says a few words of thanks to them. Views of the crowd cheering. Adopted son, Michael Reagan holds his son Cameron as he and his wife, Colleen Reagan, join Ronald and Nancy Reagan on the stage, followed by daughter Patricia Reagan and son Ron Reagan. The crowd cheers the President elect and his family. At this point the film begins showing images about Ronald Regan's life, starting with baby pictures; his parents; Tampico, Illinois, where he was born; Dixon, where he is seen in a school picture and with boyhood friends. A photograph of "Dutch" Reagan President of his High School Class. Reagan in photo with other members of the Eureka College football team, in Eureka, Illinois. The seal of the college. Pictures of Reagan with college classmates and teammates. Reagan posing in bathing suit when he was swimming team coach. Young Reagan, after graduation, as a sports announcer, sitting at a microphone labeled: "WHO" in Davenport, Iowa. The broadcasting tower of that radio station. A Track and field event taking place. Reagan posing with a pipe in his mouth, at the WHO radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. A baseball game in progress before a full stadium of spectators. In 1937, a Chicago baseball team is seen boarding a ship to a Spring training camp in California. (Narrator states Reagan accompanied them.) Aerial view of buildings at the First National Studios (home of Warner Brothers) in Hollywood. Ronald and Nancy Reagan, circa 1952, being applauded at a gathering when he was President of the Screen Actors Guild. Views of Reagan in U.S. Army uniform. A U.S. Army C-47 aircraft taking off from a field under attack, with fires burning and smoke rising (possibly during Japanese December 7, 1941 attack on installations in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii). U.S. Airmen standing on a ramp next to a Douglas C-47B-1-DL transport aircraft (tail number: 43-16145). What appears to be a ViP version of a B-50 aircraft parked on a ramp with an honor guard at the stairway. Ronald Reagan, in uniform, signing up for active duty. Later, Captain Reagan, U.S. Army Air Forces, is seen with other uniformed men at a gathering in Warner Brothers studios. The entrance of Paramount Pictures studios in Hollywood. A large group of studio employees walking between buildings. Reagan speaking, as President, of the Screen Actors Guild, at an outdoor gathering. Actor Robert Young and film industry executives stand nearby. Reagan, as Chairman of the Motion Picture Industry Council, addresses a dinner gathering of that organization. He is also seen testifying before he House Committee on Un-American activities Committee (HUAC) on October 23, 1947.
U.S. 40th Division in Bamban, Luzon, Philippines during World War II. Troops advance across an open field. Medics treat a wounded soldier for a shrapnel wound in thigh. Mangled bodies of Japanese soldiers.
95th Evacuation Hospital near Salerno Italy. Several army trucks approaching the hospital tents. Soldiers help U.S. Army nurses get down from the trucks. Nurses walk towards their tents carrying their belongings. Nurses relaxing in the tents.