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A new rolling mill begins operation at the first Metallurgical Plant in Uzbekistan, USSR

Title slate reads,"the First Metallurgical Plant in Soviet Central Asia." Narrator says construction started 4-years ago during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War 2 (1942-43). Interior of the plant is shown from a vantage point high above the factory floor. Strips of hot steel are seen being extruded from a rolling mill. Closeup of the rolling mill in action and workers standing beside it. Closeup of the mill's rollers and hot steel blank passing through them. Workers handle the hot steel with long tools, as they move it back and forth to different sets of rollers. Narrator says the rolling mill has a capacity of 50 thousand tons per year. Closeup of two steel workers. Change of scene with view from above and then from below, as a furnace is tapped and molten steel flows into a crucible, emiting smoke and flames. Closeup of Uzbek steel workers employed at the steel plant. Next, workers are gathered in a ceremony marking the opening of the new rolling mill. A plant supervisor speaks before the gathering. A huge picture of Joseph stalin forms a backdrop. (Note: This is the The Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, aka V. I. Lenin Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, located in Bekabad, Tashkent Oblast,Uzbekistan. The 300-millimeter light rolling mill, seen here, began operating in October, 1946.)

Date: 1946, October
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese soldiers capture the Borneo Oil field in Asia.

U.S. official film about Japanese capturing the Borneo Oil Fields in Asia. Japanese turn off gushers and extinguish fire sets by retreating British forces in damaged Borneo Oil fields. Water sprays out of the ground. Men watch. Tanks, infrastructure and machinery at oil refinery. Area of oil refinery.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Japanese soldiers sail down river, land at village and collect arms from there in Asia.

U.S. official film about the capture of Borneo Oil Fields in Asia. Japanese board captured river boat Burong. Man looks through binoculars. Trees beside the river. Reflection of clouds in river. People stand besides the river. Japanese sail down river. Boat arrives at village dock. Tribal people in native dresses and ornaments. Rifles displayed, soldiers look and collect arms from the locals. Japanese officer addresses villagers.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Japanese tanks and infantry enter Manila in Asia.

U.S. official film about the capture of Borneo Oil Fields in Asia. Map shows Japanese positions. Japanese tanks and infantry wade river and march past wrecked bridge and ruined homes. Soldiers cross river on bridge. Soldiers move forward. Trucks and artillery. Wrecked U.S. plane left by retreating forces. Smoke column from fire. Soldiers march in the foreground. Buildings in city. Vehicles of Japanese troops enter the city of Manila. They march past the U.S. consulate. Ruins of city. Smoke rises from city. Civilians stand and talk. People stand with the Japanese flag in hand. Soldiers enter city on tank. Women wave Japanese flag.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Soldiers patrol the streets and wounded civilians are carried on stretchers for treatment in South East Asia.

Soldiers in trucks patrol the streets in South East Asia. Civilians walk on street. Explosion in the background. Young boys riding a bicycle fall on the ground. People run for shelter. Soldiers run on streets with rifles in hand. Civilian walks holding his two children. Soldier fires from behind a wall. Ambulance parked in front of a building. Man sits next to a dead relative. Wounded people carried on stretchers.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Japanese drop bombs over Rangoon, Burma.

U.S. official film about the capture of Borneo Oil Fields in Asia. Japanese pilots on Indo-China airfield briefed. Officer commands the soldiers. Soldiers in line salute. Fighter planes start engine and take off. Planes in flight. Map shows position of planes in flight. Planes drop bombs on Rangoon, Burma. Aerial view of bomb explosion in field.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
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