Scene at an airfield filled with German and Italian warplanes. Me 109s and Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers among them. Ground crew refueling a Stuka dive bomber. German pilot reclines in shade under wing. Crewman adjusts machine guns. Stukas and He 111 bombers taking off and flying in formations. View of bombs dropping from He 111 bombers. A Stuka dive bomber in vertical dive and pulling out. Bombs exploding on Allied targets in Valletta,Malta.
German Junkers JU-87 Stukas, Ju-88's & Italian SM 79's bomb Malta. Flag at German air base. German Junkers JU 87, Stukas parked at an airbase. Airmen work on planes. Stuka taxis and takes off. Other planes also take off. Planes in flight over Malta. German and Italian air forces attack the British Naval Base at Valletta in Malta.
The Malta "Argonaut" Conference in Malta, United Kingdom during World War II. The Military Chiefs of Britain and the United States,preparing for the Malta Conference, seated at a table in Montgomery House. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall seated at the table looking at documents. U.S. Army Service Forces Commanding General Brehon Burke Somervell standing beside General Marshall and talking to the General. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest King seated beside General Marshall. United States Air Force General Laurence Sherman Kuter seated with other U.S. and British officers during the conference. British Army Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson and Royal Air Force Marshal Charles Portal seated among the officers. Field Marshal Wilson and an officer coming out of the Auberge de Castille, Valletta , the official headquarters for British delegation for the conference. Officers saluting the Field Marshal. The Field Marshal waiting outside the building with other officers. Chief of the Imperial General Staff Field Marshal Alan Brooke leaving the building with British General Hastings Lionel Ismay. A large crowd of officers and civilians watch the officers climbing down the steps of the building and stepping into a car.
Allied leaders at the Malta Conference (Code name: Argonaut, Phase I, Cricket) during World War II. A ship at a harbor in Yalta, Crimea. Smoke rises from stacks in the background. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the bridge of the British Royal Navy Cruiser, HMS Orion, salutes as the U.S. Cruiser USS Quincy (CA-71) assisted by a tugboat, passes, carrying U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Valletta Harbor, Malta. Crew members aboard the cruiser salute British Prime Minister Churchill.
German bomber Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor bombs an Allied ship off island of Valletta, Malta. Ground crew ready the FW 200 German bomber. The pilot climbs up stairs to cockpit. Airmen fuel the bomber. Engines of bomber start. It taxis and takes off. German FW-200 Bomber in flight. View from inside cockpit of pilots in cockpit. Clouds visible from pilot cabin's screen. Pilot drinks hot beverage from insulated flask. Bomber in flight over sea. Pilot looks through binoculars. FW-200 Bomber releases bombs on an Allied ship. Smoke rises from burning ship.
Opening scene shows the USS Savannah (CL 42), on 11 September, 1943, after being struck by a German remotely controlled glider bomb released from a high flying German aircraft, She was supporting Allied amphibious operations at Salerno, Italy, in World War 2. Next, after fires were put out and smoke cleared, The disabled Savannah is seen sitting low in the water, making way slowly, among other Naval Task force ships in the background. (She made way to Malta under her own steam for emergency repairs.) Views of the Savannah passing as she heads for Malta. A Fletcher class destroyer fires her naval guns at the shore. Attack transports and other support ships are seen nearby. More views of support ships, including the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). A barrage balloon seen above the convoy in some scenes. Sailors manning a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun aboard a U.S. warship. A British Escort Carrier with number 337 on her bow. Sailors with a Oerlikon 20 mm cannon aboard a warship. The British Escort Carrier seen earlier, (with number 337 on her bow) passes the camera ship. Aircraft are seen on her flight deck. A Navy warship firing 40mm Bofors and 5-inch guns as it lays down a smoke screen.