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.
NAZI SPIES SEIZED IN U.S.A. The F.B.I. apprehends William Colpaugh, an American, and Erich Gimpel, a Nazi, both of whom had graduated from Nazi saboteur schools in Europe, then landed in Maine by submarine.rnTheir equipment included a short wave radio, forged credentials, Colt automatics, a camera, and 60,000 in American currency.
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.
GAS FOR THE 20TH BOMBER COMMAND After the ferry command has brought in thousands of 50-gallon drums of gasoline, Chinese troops spill the contents into a unique storage system from which the B-29s refuel. Then the huge ships of the 20th Bomber Command, fly to Siam and blast a vital Japanese rail bridge.
THE BOMBING OF MANILA U.S. Navy carrier-planes swarm in on Manila and give it a severe going over, from the shore-line deep into the heart of the city. Returning to their flat tops, some of the damaged ships make miraculous landings.
THE BOMBING OF TOKYO At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st Bombing Command take to their B-29 Super Fortresses and roar into the sky--destination Tokyo They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid.
WAR SURPLUS & RUSSIAN ANARCHISTS DEPORTED In an effort to "defeat the profiteers," the U.S. government sells its WWI surplus. Humanitarian aid is exported to Russia. Anarchists board the Buford, where they are deported Russia.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER INTERRED & DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE The unknown soldier is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The next day, Washington celebrates the opening of the Conference on the Limitation of Armament. Woodrow Wilson and international delegates arrive for the meeting.
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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