Documentary film about events of 1942 and America's entry into the war.
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01:33:23 VS of British troops on Norwegian Island of Vaagso. Fighting Germans in Norway. German Prisoners of War (POWS) loaded on landing craft. (Actually 1941).
01:33:55 General Charles De Gaulle inspects men of Free French air force. Shots of Spitfires with Free French markings.
01:34:08 VS of British troops in Western Desert. Lots trucks and traffic on desert road. VS of people on Malta preparing for an air raid. Bombs land on the island. VS of ships in convoy to Malta. Anti-aircraft guns fire at enemy aircraft. Bombs land close to ships. Good shots of defence of convoy in the Mediterranean.
01:35:50 VS of Japanese bombing raid on Darwin, Australia. Bombs exploding in the Far East. Japanese infantry soldiers marching forwards. CU of American General Douglas MacArthur on arrival in Australia.
01:36:37 VS of Lord Beaverbrook addressing rally in London supporting the Soviet Union.
01:37:43 Russian troops firing mortar. Germans advancing with tanks. VS Liberator bomber in Moscow. Winston Churchill meets Stalin, Averell Harriman and Molotov).
01:39:08 VS of meeting in Trafalgar Square, London calling for a Second Front. Pan across posters of world leaders. VS crowds listening. VS of Elsie and Doris Waters calling on people to save for war bonds. They sing a song. VS of old records being collected - part of the chemical is wanted for war use - among those collecting are Sid Walker, Nelly Wallis, and Stanley Holloway.
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