Scenes of World War II, primarily from the European theater of operations, and operations of U.S. Army Service Forces.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:3 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
Montage of World War II scenes in rapid succession, including: British flag flying; British civilian men looking through debris and victims of Japanese bombing in China; a German armored car moving rapidly; Heavy artillery pieces firing; German SdKfz 251 half-track armored personnel carrier rushing past the camera; The German Nazi flag flying from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France; German troops marching through the Arch of Triumph as they occupy Paris; New York Times newspaper headline reading: "Nazis execute 50 French hostages in Bordeaux!" French Army prisoners of war; British Colonial troops in a labor gang; German Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft in flight; French refugees fleeing advancing German forces; Momentary closeup of ME- Bf-109 firing guns and then climbing away from roadway filled with refugees. Animated illustration showing shadows of German bombers flying towards Britain. Numerous dead civilians, victims of Axis military actions in various parts of the world. The White cliffs of Dover. Formation of German Heinkel HE-111 bombers coming over England. Aerial view from above of numerous German Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers in flight. British Royal Air Force airman ringing alarm bell and RAF pilots responding by running to their spitfire aircraft, taking off and climbing to intercept German bombers. Closeup of one pilot in his cockpit. A formation of three German Ju 87s seen from below. Gun camera glimpse of one being shot down from behind. An aircraft shot down and crashing. German aircraft bombing England at night. Smoking ruins from German bombing. Aerial views of areas bombed by German aircraft. British civilians burying victims of German bombing. Closeup of the shoulder patch worn on uniforms of soldiers in the U.S. Service Forces. Views of war materiel in warehouses and being loaded aboard ships destined to the war zones. American soldiers on a Pacific island. Soldiers engaged at communications centers. Military equipment and weapons being moved by railroad train. Military supplies being loaded on rail cars. U.S. troops on a beachhead following an amphibious landing. Closeup of a military police armband. Large formation of marching U.S. soldiers. Closeups of soldiers in the field, using radio telephones, cutting through barbed wire, and some simply posing momentarily for the camera.n.
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