NEWSMEN REACH QUEMOY Newsmen reach Quemoy for the first time in nearly 2 weeks, flown in by a blockade running supply plane to see how the off-shore island holds up under the Reds' 2-month-old barrage.
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.
VIETNAM WAR Intense fighting in the buffer zone, the air war, and on the ground during an escalation of the Vietnam war. Two marine companies are trapped two days in a church. Hanoi's main power plant is blasted two days in a row. A helicopter airlifts the company out of the area.
MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT Full-scale fighting erupts along the Israel-Egyptian border. U.A.R. PresidentrnNasser and Jordanian King Hussein sign a 5-year mutual defense pact. U.S. State Department says we are neutral in "word, thought, and deed." The U.N. urges a "cease-fire."
U.S. BUILD-UP AFFECTS QUEMOY CRISIS Tension in the Far East continues unabated, but America's massive military build-up in the Formosa Strait alters the situation, as the strangling blockade of Quemoy is lifted by convoys that move supplies in, and move wounded out--including one American. Meanwhile, U.S. jets continue to patrol the skies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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