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.
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.
Pacific campaign of World War 2 fought on Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands in World War II. Aslito Air Field area showing temporary huts erected by the 804th Aviation Engineers. Men washing clothes in small metal containers. Jeep made into stretcher bearer showing two patients on stretchers on jeep. Medical officers setting up tables and preparing for operation. Men being brought into the hospital. Several of the patients, military and civilian, foreign and Japanese all treated at the same hospital. Wounded Japanese sitting around the outside of the hospital. Small wounded child wrapped in bandages. Several civilians that had been treated at the hospital. Japanese prisoners as they unload the gasoline from trucks, push it across the area, and stack it up in supply dump area. Men pushing the drums of gas onto a truck. Gasoline pouring out of the drum into a trough. Japanese prisoners of war sitting around in the area resting. Grader moving across the finished field. Deck of carrier underway at sea off the coast of Saipan showing the blinker system used to correspond between ships at sea. Tower and operators of the blinker system.