01 Paris July driving 14 General de Gaulle standing in an open car to the place de la Bastille. He is waved in the stands. Tanks roll past. Cavalry troops, sailors and American flags March past. Beckoning people on Windows. Military parade, water games and Fireworks.
(48 m) 02 Japanese on Okinawa surrender aircraft in the sky. Bombs fall on Okinawa. An American post on the telescope. Tank fire. Gun guide gives the command "Fire!" Armored advance. Soldiers deal with holding above rifle in jungle-like landscape. Soldiers with flamethrowers. Burned shrubs and trees. Explosives loads are thrown and explode. A soldier with gun creeps forward. Recovered wounded. Tank passes through the image, runs on mine and exploded. A warship with observation post. Mouthpieces and loudspeakers are used. Japanese in the water come on board. The shore. Indigenous women with children on their backs come out of caves. A Japanese officer with blutüberströmtem face emerges. Japanese soldiers entering the prisoner, almost naked, they are placed on trucks to a camp. With the letters PW prisoners troop go in the camp. Prisoners are kicked in long rows in the camp.
(199 m) 03 war orphans two babies in the playpen. A baby is trying to get a stuffed animal. A baby in a bouncy swing. Pretty baby at the kids table, laughing, with a fabric sheep, another child is in the playpen. Children bed room. A baby on the scale and in the bath, in the shower. Milk bottles will be collected. Close-up: Baby with a bottle.
(29 m) 04. The allies in Berlin Winston Churchill passes to soldiers. British troops parading. Field marshal Montgomery stands next to Churchill. Potsdamer Park. Foreign Minister Molotow in conversation with former British Foreign Secretary Eden. The round table conference. Truman between Churchill and Stalin hands on the stairs two cross standing. Truman, Eisenhower and generals salute stand side by side. An American flag is hoisted. American troops present. The flag on the mast.
(70 m) 5th British fleet in the Pacific English warships in Pacific waters. An aircraft carrier is made. Warship fires from onboard guns. An airplane flies, is hit and crashes. Borneo: fire American torpedo boats. Burning Japanese oil installations on the coast.
(39 m) 6th Pétain Court Palace of Justice in Paris. The population is admitted. In the courtroom, the former French Prime Minister (1940) sits Paul Reaud as a witness. Pétain's uniform to the dock. Pétain in the image alone. The President and the Court come. Pan across the audience in the Hall. The Defender talks.
(54 m) 7th Bremerhaven - UNRRA relief for Europe bags are loaded onto a ship. The Swedish ship Gripsholm on the quay. A herd of cattle is shipped. The cattle go one by one the gangplank into the ship. An excavator working in the estuary at Bremerhaven. A ship raises anchor and is unloaded.
The Parliament building (48 m) 08 elections in Great Britain. A British soldier chooses. People in ballot boxes side by side, on the way to the polling station. Vote counters sitting at a table. Ballot boxes, large. Police seal the ballot boxes and stack them. A plane lands. Mrs. Churchill and Lady Mountbatton go side by side to the aircraft. Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary in uniform get off the plane and welcome Mrs. Churchill. Louis Mountbatton greets his wife. Laughter big in the picture. Clement Attlee is greeted by his wife. Alone, big in the picture, close-up of Churchill. Election results will be shown in the Churchill district in Essex. Meeting of the Labour Party is in the Central Hall in Westminster. Herbert Morrison, Interior Minister, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Foreign Minister, new Prime Minister, speaks. The audience claps.
01 Paris, 14 July Paris celebrates the 14th of July, the day of the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Under the cheers of the population, General de Gaulle and Latin de Tassingny drove to the place de la Bastille. On the grandstand, past, roll the tanks, rides the Cavalry, marching forces of the French army and its allies. The American contingent. Paris is freed, peace reigns again in France. For the first time after 5 years the Paris celebrate French great national day until deep into the night, the 14th of July.
02. Japanese surrender on Okinawa In the southern part of Okinawa, where American troops fought for kilometers to miles of difficult terrain, were Instead of the last operations. Sealed the fate of the remains of the Japanese garrison. First came the dive bomber in action. They threw liquid bombs, that are even stronger effect than the previously used incendiary bombs. And after the bombers the artillery. The barrage is to end, the tanks and the infantry. The flamethrower. The 10th army advances. Explosives charges be thrown into fortified Japanese burrows. A command is received by a Scout. Nearby, the wounded be recovered and from all sides, the Americans on the Japanese resistance Centre on the South coast, where Lieutenant-General Mitsu Yuhima continues his desperate battle hammer. A tank hits a mine, but the rise continues a MG nest on every shrub and the hot fields where dust covered everything and every Bush may be hiding a Japanese sniper. The fleet supports the Earth operations. Japanese shore batteries be incapacitated. The hopelessness of their situation is announced the Japanese by speakers and spokespeople. Japanese come on board. A Japanese speaks to his fellow countrymen. A speaker is situated on the shore. A native appeals to his fellow citizens, who are scary hidden in caves. The Japanese had told them the allies would make them all down. Now food and shelter will promise them. And old people, women who wear their children leaving their hiding places. In the heat of battle in the safety of the American lines. A Japanese officer arises. Leaflets were dropped, that fair treatment is secured to the Japanese. For the first time in this war many absorbing the surrender before death for their emperor. First few, one after the other, then zugweise and finally in companies, and the Americans keep their promises: food, shelter, help for the wounded. They, the Japanese are the in New Guinea their dead as Trickfallen used, contaminated and starved and exhausted in the swamp were fought up to the last drop of the blood and never surrendered. During the first 2 years of the war, made the Americans alone hardly more than 300 prisoners, today on Okinawa, in the final stages of the fight, stretched more than 9,000 Japanese weapons. The attack, the 5000 km south of Okinawa in New Guinea began, is now waged against the army of Japan. These are part of the Japanese army, who know that The end is the defeat of Japan.
03. war orphans a home for children in Neully near Paris. The war has taken mother and father to these children. The game time is over. Get to bed brought, but before the dare and in the bath and a bottle of milk. In the happiness and the health of these children is the future of France.
04. slide last allies in Berlin in his days as Prime Minister, and before his meeting with President Truman and Generalissimus Stalin at Potsdam, Winston Churchill visited the took of one of the perhaps most famous British army units, the 7 with field marshal Montgomery and Clement Atlee. Panzer Division. For 3 years, she led the vanguard of the great British armies. Now, with units of the Royal Air Force and the Navy they March in Berlin, the goal of all of their struggles.
At this time began in Potsdam Conference of statesmen in Russia, great of Britain and the United States. Foreign Minister Molotow and the former Foreign Minister Eden. The Conference was dominated by the determination that the unity and camaraderie, which consisted of the long years of war, should now serve the objectives of peace, because in a destroyed and devastated world where there is hunger and disease every normal life is turned off, the close friendship between the 3 major powers is the only hope of the people of all Nations. The future of the world rests on this hope on this friendship. President Truman, the generals Eisenhower and Patten and Braedley, Secretary of war Stimson left the Conference room in Potsdam to witness the raising of the American flag in Berlin. She blew in Washington on December 8, 1941, when America entered after the invasion of Japan in the war. Today blows the stars and stripes of the United States in Berlin.
05 Truc in Caroline bomb British fleet in the Pacific in the waters of the Pacific, guns and carrier-based fighters of the British fleet. Japanese suicide plane attack. One scored a hit, but already after a few hours the aircraft carrier in full usage is available. 1600 West kilometres Liberator bombers during the major offensive before the invasion the Palau Islands under the blows American. A liberator is made.
Borneo: In support of Australian ground forces, American torpedo boats attacking Japanese oil wells. This operation is only a part of the Allied plan of attack against the dwindling and sources of raw materials in the Japanese. Now, enter the new great British armed forces in the fight, the day of the final blow of the allies against the Japanese homeland is No more remote.
06. Marshal Petain in Court of the Justice Palace in Paris is the scene of one of the most important processes in the long history of France, the public court hearing against Marshal Pétain. The Court President Pierre Marsingbau arrives to the first session. There are many famous Frenchmen in the courtroom. Under the witness of Paul Renaud, Prime Minister in 1940. Petain comes. The 89-year-old of Vichy France head of State during the occupation is under indictment, of plotting against the internal security of his country. The President of the Court of Justice arrives. Not only the prosecution, have planned President Petain the establishment of a dictatorship in France, he continued his experiments in Vichy explains to undermine the French Republic in line with the objective of the war unrecognised Nazis. Eagerly followed by the audience of the trial. The Defense reciprocated, Pétain had acted just so, as it was his own view in the interests of France. This argument brings the defense. Meanwhile, the world over the course of the negotiations will be informed. "I put my fate," said Pétain the Court "in French hands."
07. Unrras relief for Europe America: Bale of warm clothing, collected for the needy of the war-ridden Nations of Europe, an action of the UNRRA, the auxiliary and construction of the United Nations. The Swedish ship Gripsholm this gift will bring to Europe. A herd of carefully selected American breeding cattle for shipment comes to Europe to replenish the European cattle stocks depleted by the war. This action also takes place in the framework of the UNRRA. This time the cargo for Greece is determined.
German workers under the supervision of American experts working on the excavation of Bremerhaven for months. Bremerhaven is one of the ports, which will supply the American forces in Europe with supplies. The first American Liberty ship casts anchor, the first of many that will bring food and necessary material for the occupation troops from America.
08 elections in Great Britain throughout its long mid-term the British Parliament completes a further stage of life. The British people are in the polling places of towns and villages throughout the country. Soldiers and civilians of all strata and professions make use of their right as free citizens and choose the men and women who are supposed to represent them in the new Parliament in free and secret election. Under police supervision, the ballot boxes are sealed and kept until the arrival of the British forces overseas to the official counting ballots. Delegates from the Conference in Potsdam, Germany return to the acceptance of the election results. Mrs Churchill and Lady Öouis Mountbatton await their spouses at the airfield. Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary. The British commander-in-Chief in the operating room Southeast Asia return Lord Louis Mountbatton, from Potsdam, discussed final plans for the defeat of Japan. Drew Clement Atlee, the head of the Labor Party, the Prime Minister Churchill's representative in the coalition Government, the major parties of the last during the 5 years. Churchill has been Parliament Member of the conservative party in Essex County for 21 years. Though he United a large majority is in his own constituency, he is No more hold the post of Prime Minister, in the conservative party, whose Haupt was he was defeated in the vote. Herbert Morrison, Interior Minister in the coalition Government comes as a member of the labour party in the Parliament. In the evening hours, the world knows the exact outcome of the election. Westminister Central Hall gathers the British Labour party to celebrate of their victory. Ernest Bevin, takes over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of labour, during the war in the new Government. He praises the British people who had voted in favour of a Socialist program. Mr. Atlee, who participated in the Conference in Potsdam and now Prime Minister Churchill succeeds in Office, announced the steadfast decision of the new Government to continue the war against Japan to the victory. "We To want," said he, "an economic backup, which will make wars forever impossible. We To want wealth and prosperity for all peoples and Nations of the world. I firmly believe, that what we have done today in the UK all those courage is To give on Earth, freedom, democracy and social belief in progress."