King George VI of the United Kingdom and United States Army General Dwight D Eisenhower at the First Army Headquarters in Verviers, Belgium during World War II. Lieutenant General C. H. Hodges, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Omar N Bradley and a United States Army Air Force General await the arrival of King George VI. Officers converse with each other and look up at the sky. A sedan drives up to a building. United Kingdom King George VI gets out of the car. He is greeted by General Eisenhower.
Several sequences related to World War 2 Normandy invasion, not all in chronological order. U.S. soldiers with tents encamped between military vehicles parked close together on deck of a Landing ship tank (LST). Higgins boats are seen on davits. Soldiers sleeping under tarps on deck. Sailors in lookout perch; one operating signal lamp. American flag flying from mast. Scene shifts to landing craft at an inlet. U.S. LST-310 moves past at low speed; a white diamond painted on her hull. Two small empty landing craft, each driven by a single sailor,seen keeping pace with the LST. Change in sequence: The LST raising her anchor via capstan. Chain moving up through hawsepipe. Another view of her deck crowded with men and vehicles. The LST maneuvers close to LST 310 and then proceeds away past other anchored assault craft.Landing craft-856 is seen. Deck of the LST, with Naval Jack flying from mast. Sailors raising anchor. The LST moves past breakwater and low fortifications. Landing Ship Tank, LST-310, with white diamond on her hull, moving past camera.Numerous other large landing craft in the harbor. View of several large transport ships.A U.S. LST, marked with white diamond on hull,moving very slowly. Higgins boats in the water.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General L. Montgomery in a car. Churchill is greeted by other Generals at beachhead. General Jan Smuts and General Sir Alan Brooke can be seen with him. View of many United States Army soldiers and British officers. Churchill and other British officers walk toward dock. Churchill and British officers on boat leaving the place.
General Sir Alan Brooke, Prime Minister of UK, Winston Leonard S Churchill and General Jan Smuts on a ship sailing towards a beachhead in France. Views of Generals talking.
A film about the industrial activities in various countries during World War II. London: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill with other officers inspects bomb damage in London. The bombed out buildings in London. Soviet Union: Destruction in Soviet Union. The Soviet people walk to new areas to rebuild industries. China: The Chinese men walk past a factory. A man rows a boat in a river. United States: Aerial view of the industries in United States. Aerial view of the smoke coming out of smoke stacks. The interiors of a factory being converted to war production. Old machines replaced by war machines. Men work on machines to make war tanks. A man observes through a eye microscope as he makes precision flight instruments. Women learn to operate new machines. Men operate lathes and other machines inside the factory.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.