U.S. 40th Division in the Philippines during World War II. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment on a field. Military vehicles passing on a street. M-4 tractors roll. A tractor tows covered trailer pieces across a stream. They move towards Mabalacat.
Secretary of State Cordell Hull walks towards hospital tents of the 267th U.S. Army Field Hospital, where he visits with wounded soldiers. Secretary Hull talks to the wounded soldiers and shakes hands with some. Medics stand behind him.. Secretary Hull and Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley sit in a jeep.
The Langenstein Concentration Camp for political prisoners in Germany towards the end of World War II. Sick prisoners are removed on litters from barracks and are placed in ambulances at the camp. Prisoners on litters are carried from ambulances to 20th Field Hospital tents in Halberstadt. A medical officer wearing a mask over his mouth, washes the emaciated body of a prisoner. Prisoners' uniforms and personal effects are burned near a tent by U.S. soldiers.
U.S. 40th Division in Luzon, Philippines during World War II. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur arrives at the war front. He talks to Commanding General of the 40th Division Major General Rapp Brush near Bamban. General MacArthur visits an airfield. He inspects damaged Japanese airplanes.
A film titled 'Soft Tissue Wounds' shows U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II. Bombs stacked on a field. U.S. sailors work around. A battleship's gun firing salvo. Fragments are removed by surgery from battle casualties. Reports of four cases handled in the Italian campaign of January 1944. The first case shows a soldier hit by a shell fragment. U.S. troops carry the soldier hit by the shell fragment in Italy. A truck moves ahead on a road. Wounded being carried into an evacuation hospital tent. A wound just below the buttock of a soldier. Primary infusion is given to the patient. The bleeding is controlled. The wound is dusted. Dressing completes an operation. The healing of the wound after a few weeks of the operation. The patient walks after healing. A U.S. soldier shows a scar under scapula. A U.S. LST (Landing Ship Tank) fires towards Anzio Harbor. [Note: script refers to British Hospital Carrier Leinster (#37) although footage appears to be of (British) Hospital Ship St. David (#27), later sunk by the Germans at Anzio in January, 1944]. A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher aboard the hospital ship. Surgery is performed on the wounded soldier. The soldier on a bed after the operation. A ship underway at sea. A Red Cross ambulance and a truck transport the wounded soldiers to a hospital in Naples. The wound after one week of injury. The wound margins are refreshed. The wound edges are stitched. Removal of stitches after eight days. The soldier smokes a cigarette after recovering.
United States Marines Field Medical unit in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Marines in dungarees unload medical supply crates from a truck at a supply camp. Marines set up a hospital tent. Marines set up a pre fabricated unit like Dallas hut. Marines unload a casualty on stretcher from an ambulance jeep. An injured on crutches get off a jeep and walk away. Another litter patient being unloaded. A man takes down information and record of a litter patient. Medic fills up the information in a form. Marines set up pre fabricated unit, Dallas hut.