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.
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.
SUPER-CARRIER "CONSTELLATION" COMMISSIONED Rising Phoenix-like from the ashes of last year's disastrous fire, the "Constellation" joins the Navy, the mightiest fighting ship in the world. The fire last December took 50 lives and caused 75,000,000 damage but today the proud ship shows none of those scars.
BRITISH START SUEZ WITHDRAWAL British warships enter partly-cleared Port Said harbor, and the withdrawal of British troops begins. The United Nations' police force, still growing in number, makes its influence felt to relax tensions. Meanwhile, Israel displays large stocks of modern Russian arms captured from Egypt.
BRITISH WARSHIPS CORNER BISMARCK First dramatic "on-the-spot" pictures of the chase and destruction of the Nazi battleship, and the arrival of German survivors in England, while ships celebrate victory.
MARINES RAID MAKIN ISLAND A Marine Raider Battalion returns after its attack on a Japanese sea-plane base and installations in the northernmost part of the Gilbert Islands, where much damage was done and trophies captured.
BATTLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Britain's position in the Mediterranean and Africa is jeopardized by the fall of Crete. War-weary troops, evacuated from former Allied territory, arrive in Egypt. A happier note is struck by the Royal Navy. But not so happy for Italians in Tripoli. These thrilling scenes show night bombardment of the Libyan port.
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