Part 1, July 18, 1945 US President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes inspect the 2nd armored Division along the route to the “Big Three” Potsdam Conference and pose with Stalin and Molotov at the Russian headquarters. Churchill and Eden arrive. Truman talks with Eisenhower, Bradley, and Leahy. United States and British Chiefs of staff confer. The participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The three nations were represented by Communist Party General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and later Clement Attlee, and President Harry S. Truman. Stalin, Churchill, and Truman–as well as Attlee, who replaced Churchill after the Labour Party’s defeat of the Conservatives in the 1945 general election–had gathered to decide how to administer the defeated Nazi Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier, on May 8 (V-E Day). The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of war. Part 2, Australian frogmen cast off for and return from a mission off Balikpapan, Borneo. Shows beach obstacles exploding. Part 3, Australian troops invade Borneo at Balikpapan (July 1) and advance under fire. Shows the vast staging area at Morotai Island prior to the invasion and views of captured guns. Part 4 shows details in transporting, emplacing, manipulating, and firing the “Little David,” the Army’s 914-mm mortar. The shells were 3,650 lbs!
|Video Views:||Runtime: 11:19||Year: 1945|
|Video #: 1233||Tags: Army, Tanks|