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.
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.
M 69 JELLIED BOMBS - NAPALM First revealing pictures of America's Napalm bombs which turn sections of Japanese homeland cities into flames and destruction. Tests at an East Coast Proving Grounds show them to be 500 lb. clusters of 38 individual containers of jellied gasoline which burns at 1000 degree temperature. Actual battle use of these "clinging fire" bombs against the Japanese in Pacific outpost island warfare is shown.
EXPLOSION AT SEA When a U.S. ammunition ship in convoy is struck by enemy dive bombers it explodes in one terrific blast which fills the entire screen, sending one gigantic smoke ring whirling skyward.
THE CHINESE RETREAT Chinese civilians, hundreds of thousands of them, plod along choked roads, retreating from the modernly-equipped armies of the Japanese. Absolutely expressionless, they gulp their food, snatch a few winks of sleep, then resume their slow, sad journey toward Tushan and Kweichow.
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