Japanese propaganda film during World War II, aimed at American audiences. Japanese narrator speaking in accented English. Air attacks over Hawaii: Name of Countries shown over map. Map shows Hawaii as a target. Japanese fleet at sea on the way to Hawaii. Japanese ship commanding officers confer. Japanese pilots ready on flight decks receiving final instructions and then boarding Japanese aircraft including Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers and Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Bombers take off from flight decks. Japanese planes in flight over host Japanese carriers, on the way to bomb American targets. Bombers attacking Luke Field and targets on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Views of Pearl Harbor attacks from the air, in cameras mounted on Japanese aircraft. On screen text: "US pacific fleet annihilated". Pearl Harbor is bombed. Explosions over targets. Smoke rises from targets. Narrator tallies American losses of battleship, airplanes, hangars, and human casualties. Japanese ships at sea. Narrator boasts that the retreat of America and Britain from East Asia is imminent.
Americans in bed listen to radio announcing beginning of World War 2 in Europe. French troops deploying to Maginot Line fortresses and firing their heavy guns. German heavy artillery firing. A rail gun firing. Pollsters gather American opinions about the war.Congress convenes in Special session. President Roosevelt requests changes in Neutrality Act. Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota argues against and Senator Elbert D. Thomas (Utah) argues for changes. Pollsters seek American's opinions. U.S. Congress ends arms embargo. The SS American Farmer (United States Lines) underway. Animated map of Asia and views of Japanese forces bombarding China. Chinese civilians fleeing bombardment. Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese men. Dead Chinese civilians. American housewife being asked opinion about Chinese-Japanese conflict. Japanese ships load U.S. scrap iron, as some Americans protest. Dean Acheson, Assistant Secretary of State explaining U.S. law and decision to stop all exports to Japan in Summer 1941.
A film titled ' Soviet Siberia and Central Asia Americas new gateway to Asia' depicts U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace journey to China through Soviet union. Animated map of the world. A portion of the globe. A U.S. Army Air Forces C-54 Skymaster takes off from Bering Strait and lands in Yakutsk. U.S. Vice President being greeted by Soviet leaders and chairman of council of the people's commissars of the Yakutsk Republic. The Vice President with other leaders look at the original wooden tower left in the city. They stand in front of a library. Civilians in the background. The children meet Vice President Wallace. He visits an agricultural station and talks to the people who carry agriculture in the north.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives a speech in the United States. He stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone. He talks about the needs of the nation. Officials and dignitaries seated in a hall. Men take pictures. Roosevelt speaks about dictators of Asia and Europe not doubting America's unanimity. He expresses his thoughts on the future. The Nazi elective system of the Government. He speaks about decisions taken by democracy. The end of compromises to be reached by the Americans.
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace journey to China through Soviet union. A animated portion of a globe shows his next destination. Wallace visits Buryat Mongolian Republic. Wallace being greeted by the members of the Ranch Committee. A short man with a Buryat face is the President of the republic. The American visitors see the cattle. They see a horse. A village band. Buryats men and women play loud music for the Vice President. The round cheeked and round eye children listen to the music. A tall man, head of the locomotive work. The American visitors look at the locomotive.
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace on a journey to China through Soviet Union. An animated portion of a globe shows his next destination. The Vice President visits Kazakhstan. A man on a horseback. Sheep, camel and cattle graze in the field. Kazakh man uses a pole with a running noose on it to lasso a horse. The people cook donuts. The horsemen smoke American king size cigarettes for the first time. Women make tea in the open. The coal mine industry in Karaganda. Open cut coal pits. Bulldozers scoop of the earth to revile of coal. Tracks being laid and the trains moves into the cut coal pits. The equipment being used in the mines. Wallace speaks to the engineers. The machines and trains being operated by women. They then visit a copper mine also known as Soviet anaconda. A crane picks up the copper.