MACARTHUR'S PROMISE FULFILLED We turn the calendar back to January of 1941 and watch the Japanese engulf the Philippines, bomb Manila, and capture the remaining Americans on Corregidor. From his new post as Military Commander in Australia we hear Gen. MacArthur thunder the ominous warning, "I will return." Most recently, we find him with Admiral Nimitz, pouring over maps as a gigantic armada sails on such a mission. Ships of all descriptions, including giant carriers with their hundreds of war birds, are in this fleet. Under a flack-filled sky, preparations are made to land troops at Lingayen. Landing boats race shoreward, and in one of them is General Douglas MacArthur. He wades ashore--his promise is fulfilled. And his mechanized army heads for Manila.
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.
PICK UP RESCUE U.S. Army Air Forces develop revolutionary air pick-up technique to rescue stranded airmen. A test subject in a unique harness is picked up by nylon rope by a low flying plane into which he is reeled.
COLDBAR SUITS SHOWN The Quartermaster Corps demonstrates the new Coldbar suits, developed with an eye to Arctic defenses. Made of a elastic foam-like material, they repel water and retain body heat to keep the wearer warm.
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.
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