Exterior of India Office. Sign 'India Office'. Office of Mr Amery. Mr Amery in conference with Maharajah of Kashmir, Hari Singh and Sir Feroz Khan Noon. Mr Amery discusses the Indian question. Both Maharajah of Kashmir and Sir Feroz Khan Noon, representatives of India at the war cabinet. Exterior of India Office. Sir Feroz Khan Noon leaves accompanied by his advisors. Mr Amery leaves. He gets into his car.
Chang Po-Ling, President of Nankai University. Po-Ling with little boy outside house. General Ho Ying Chin, Minister of War. Li Sen, Chairman of the National Government. Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang. VIPs including military officers down stairs. Mass assembly of troops. Chinese Boys Brigade. Boy Scouts. Boys in uniform march with flags.
A film titled 'Get All Americans out of China, says General Butler'. General Smedley Butler, retired Marine Corps Commander makes a plea for the removal of all American civilians and military forces from Chinese war zone in Newtown Square in Pennsylvania. He warns against unnecessary loss of life.
Liberated United States prisoners (mostly military airmen) at POW camp called Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager (Stalag) VII A, located just North of Moosburg, Germany. The airmen cook food. Several are seen sunning themselves. Airmen seen shaving, shining shoes and cleaning clothes. A group of airmen around sign 'I Wanted Wings' and 'Luft 3'. These are some of the prisoners who were originally held at Stalag Luft III, in German Province of Lower Silesia, near the town of Sagan (now in Poland).
(Note: Stalag Luft III is famous because the "Great Escape" took place there in March, 1944. Prisoners were forced to march from Sagan to Spremburg during the coldest winter in Germany in 50 years. There, they boarded a train of boxcars for a 3 day trip to Moosburg in January 1945, because the Russians were closing in. The addition of these prisoners to Stalag 7A, at Moosburg, led to serious overcrowding of the camp. On May 1, 1945, the New York Times reported that "The Fourteenth Armored Division liberated 110,000 Allied prisoners of war at Stalag 7A at Moosburg." This corrected an earlier report that 27,000 prisoners had been liberated.)
Huge crowd gathers as the funeral procession of Michael Vengalli passes through the streets. The five year old was killed by gangsters in the Coll-Schultz gang war when gangsters in a car from the Coll gang fired on the Schultz gang on E. 107th St in Manhattan, but missed them and hit Vengalli and 4 other children. The bereaved family seen weeping. People look from the windows of their homes as the cortege passes.
Allied convoy underway at sea. Allied forces amphibious landing at Salerno at night, in Italy. Darkness illuminated by flashes of gunfire. Navy guns blast enemy positions and German planes. German warplanes bombing and strafing Allied ships. Several Allied ships burning. Helmsman on Allied landing craft looks back at German plane falling into sea, when he is shot and falls away from the tiller. General Mark Clark rides to shore in a landing craft along with his troops. 5th Army troops dig in furiously on the beachhead and dive into their foxholes as they come under German firing. British General Harold Alexander, commander of Allied 15th Army Group confers with U.S. General Mark Clark. Nurses arrive by C-47 aircraft and treat wounded soldiers. Views of destroyed German armor and artillery including German Pz.IV tank. Nurses and medics load Allied wounded onto landing craft for evacuation. German prisoners of war walk under armed escort and dig graves to bury their dead. Allied forces move forward on battlefront. Several Allied C-47 transport planes are seen flying low over the area.