Group of Indiana University students in a discussion. Japanese student checks a camera film. Japanese student with his American room mate at a vegetable farm. Small hand tractor is used by the two Indiana University students to plow the field. Family of American student along with student from Japan have lunch. All the people watch a television broadcast of a United Nations meeting.1951.
Reenactment of treatment for combat exhaustion cases among World War 2 U.S. soldiers. A vehicle of a medical unit arrives at a field hospital carrying a combat exahusted soldier at an aid station. Medical personnel soldiers carry the agitated, traumatized soldier from the vehicle to the tent of the aid station while he yells. Soldiers lay the traumatized soldier on a stretcher. They give medicine to him. They carry his stretcher away. They give soup to another soldier. An exhausted soldier comes into the tent for treatment. He takes off his bag. A medic asks the soldier his problem. He suggests that he take rest and eat food. The medic gives him medicine. The soldier picks his bags and move out with the medics who are holding a blanket and soup for the soldier. Another exhausted soldier arrives for treatment. A Red Cross soldier examines his hand. The injured soldier goes to sleep. (Note: Clips deals with treatment for Combat Exahaustion, also later termed Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD)
US 40th Division in Bamban, Luzon, Philippines during World War II. Infantrymen walk across a field. Trees in the background. The soldiers march along a road. A sign reads: 'Bamban'.
US 40th Division in Bamban, Luzon, Philippines during World War II. Soldiers move through a village. The soldiers march along a road. They fire heavy guns on Clark Field. Smoke rises due to the firing.
A film titled 'Soft Tissue Wounds' shows US soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II. Bombs stacked on a field. US 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. US 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 US soldier shows a scar under scapula. A US 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.
Major General Alexander Vandegrift, USMC, who, as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division, also commanded other US military units involved in the invasion of Guadalcanal in World War 2. He discusses those joint US military operations. The US Destroyer, USS Blue (DD-387) seen bombarding Guadalcanal.A B-17 bomber overhead. US 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 US 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. US 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).