Japanese-American Army officers examine map during World War 2. Japanese-American soldiers talk on field telephone and walkie-talkie. Soldiers crouched in woods waiting to advance. Soldier carries bazooka. Soldiers advance through woods. Soldiers lift litter case onto jeep. Jeep with wounded on litter tied to hood. Machine gun crew fires machine guns.German prisoners march under Japanese-American guard. Column of American-Japanese single file along road. Members of the U.S. Lost Battalion come back. Soldier with blanket wrapped around him. Members of Lost Battalion trek back to lines through woods. Group of Lost Battalion members rests with Red Cross insignia in the foreground. Soldiers eat and smoke.
U.S. troops arriving in Army trucks, one company at a time, for 24 hours rest on the West band of the Moselle River, after combat on the East bank, during World War 2. The soldiers receive a hot meal, a hot shower and shave,issue of clean clothing, and get to attend a movie.(Poster advertises the film Bathing Beauty, starring Esther Williams and Red Skelton.) The next morning, troops board trucks to return to the front line again. Scene changes to U.S. troops in snow, as winter arrives. Squadron of British Spitfire aircraft seen on snow-covered field as airmen refuel them from hand-carried gas cans. An American Army woman nurse clears snow from military vehicle in Paris. General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Commander of French Army B, consulting with Major General Wade Haislip, Commander of the U.S. XV Corps, during Winter campaign in Vosges Mountains. French forces firing a mortar. British forces entrenched and machine gunner trying to keep warm. Uniformed British women volunteers trying to keep warm in their office bunker. Allied infantry entrenched and moving across a field. American soldiers in the Ardennes forest suddenly find themselves under attack by German artillery and tanks (Battle of the Bulge). Shells exploding near camera position. Camera shakes. Soldiers taking cover and a jeep driving by as an explosion rocks the area immediately behind it in the trees of the forest.
United States soldiers fire shells at German Headquarters in Sultzeren, France during World War I. American soldiers in position at Gerardmer, Vosges Mountains, Alsace. The soldiers load and fire artillery. Explosions at the German Headquarters.
French soldiers with war dogs in Vosges region of France during World War I. French soldiers with war dogs advance on the front. A soldier covers the mouth of a dog. Leashes are tied around the necks of dogs. The dogs move in trenches and on the field. Bombardment on the field. Smoke arises due to bombardment. A dead body of a soldier on the field. Dogs in the field.
Reminders of World War 2, in France, 1945. A high bridge of about eight masonry arches with two bombed out, in mountainous region of France. Camera pans right, showing a number of substantial homes scattered across the valley, with tall mountains behind. Scene shifts to a different, flatter landscape, where about a dozen U.S. Waco CG-4A gliders are seen abandoned in a field, in various states of disrepair. Writing in chalk on the side of one glider reads, "Whispering Yoddles, Fort Worth Texas, Little One Alice". There are no D-day stripes on these gliders, indicating they were probably used subsequent to the Normandy invasion, in other operations such as "Bluebird & Dove" in the South of France, in August, 1944.
General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin, President Franklin D Roosevelt of the U.S. and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the UK seated on porch of Soviet Embassy building in Tehran, Iran, 28 November 1943. Scene shifts to group of Yugoslav Partisans and closeup of their leader, Marshal Tito, at their mountain headquarters. Marshal Tito smoking a pipe while standing on the porch of his headquarters with American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Officer, Morris “Moe” Berg, and British Brigadier General Fitzroy Maclean, Winston Churchill's special envoy to the Yugoslav leader. French resistance fighters show their flag on a mountaineer's pick. It reads,"Vaincre Mourir" and displays a cross of Lorraine. Closeups of French resistance fighters. Scenes of various such groups joining in the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France. Aerial glimpse of D-day task force crossing the English Channel. Animated map shows Germany being attacked by Russian forces from the East, by the other allies from Britain in the West and from Italy, in the South. Allied forces moving across a pontoon bridge and engaging German forces in France. A U.S. M3 Gun Motor Carriage firing its 75mm gun. American troops firing machine guns, carrying wounded on stretchers and using flame throwers. Troops, including ambulatory wounded moving under enemy fire. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in France. One carries a wounded buddy. American troops firing a variety of artillery from under camouflage netting. French underground forces engaged in Paris. Closeup of one wearing a French Adrian helmet firing a rifle. Another throws a grenade out an apartment window. An American tank moving under the base of the Eiffel Tower as French Resistance fighters run across the area. French citizens celebrating the liberation of Paris. View from an American jeep as French people cheer. Closeups of French people. A bombed out bridge. A battlefield cemetery. Destruction and death in the wake of combat. Fallen French civilians lying on pavement. A U.S. tank slowly driving through a masonry wall. Soviet forces advancing through destroyed buildings. Chinese troops marching along the Great Wall. British troops on parade in tropics. Asian ally troops marching. Huge formation of marching U.S. soldiers. United Nations flags in the breeze.