ON BLOODY OKINAWA Admiral Chester Nimitz flies to Okinawa to view the costly progress which the U.S. 10th Army is making. Wounded Yanks limp past the graves of their dead comrades. Tremendous artillery bombardments answer the barrages which the Japanese are laying down in an unsuccessful effort to stop the Yanks. G.I.s creep forward under cover of bazooka fire and flame-throwing tanks. High explosive grenades destroy Japanese defense caves. Japanese corpses and dummy tanks are passed. The advance continues over ridges and across valleys, until finally, Naha the ruined capital of Okinawa is entered.
U.S. MARKS NAVY DAY The Navy reveals new methods of warfare, as the U.S. celebrates Navy Day. Film highlights show our "first line of defense", scenes of firing V-2 rockets from the aircraft carrier Midway, and other thrills.
ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT Delegates to the U.N. Security Council arguing over the state of the Arab-Israeli war in the Middle East. Stranded soldiers wave to a passing ship. Soldiers on a battleship manning artillery.
RETURN TO MANDALAY British and Indian combat troops capture Mandalay ending three years of Japanese occupation. Burmese campaign continues to gain momentum as the mechanized might of the British splits the Japanese hold of Burma into two segments.
THE INVASION OF OKINAWA Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money.rnLand sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark into action, and tons of rockets are sped shoreward. Landing craft race in, and unopposed landings are made. Inland, Japanese dugouts and pill boxes are destroyed with grenades. Past broken forts, natives climb down from the hills, the Stars and Stripes are run up, and the Yanks prepare for their campaign on Okinawa--360 miles from Japan itself.
BRITISH ENTER GERMANY Geilenkirchen, a pivotal Nazi fortress on the Cologne plain, is besieged by the British. Unending artillery barrages turn most of the town into waste and rubble. When the Tommies enter the ruins, they encounter defiant German language signs stating "we won't capitulate". But ironically, around the next corner, streams of Nazi prisoners are being marched along, and dazed German refugees are leaving for Holland.
THE RED OFFENSIVES Russia's Armies gain momentum in their terrific offensives as giant guns, rocket batteries and Stalin tanks mow down the Nazis. The enemy death toll is enormous, they surrender in droves, and their cities are methodically destroyed by shell and by torch.
WOMEN CONTRIBUTE TO WAR EFFORT A factory manufactures cannons. Women go to work, replacing the men who have gone off to war. Young men, women and schoolgirls knit sweaters and socks for the soldiers abroad.
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