Opening scene shows formation of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers in flight. View of bombardier at bomb sight inside a bomber. Bombs falling from the aircraft, upon the Chinese city of Shanghai, on a day in September, 1937. Ground level view of bomb exploding and Chinese civilians running for cover. A huge explosion throwing earth up. Aerial view of smoke rising from bomb strikes below. More ground views of bombs destroying structures. Chinese people fleeing across a bridge. Cluster of bombs falling from a Japanese airplane. More explosions and destruction. view from a G3M bomber, of others with bombs falling from them. View from above of civilians filling a street as they run for shelter. People on the ground rushing in all directions. Some are in horse-drawn carriages with luggage on top and other in rickshaws, apparently fleeing the city altogether. Bombing victims lying on the ground near destroyed structures. Heavy dark smoke rising from the attacks. Scene shifts to Japanese army officers entering the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo. Behind them is A Shinto Tori (Gate) and behind that, the monument (statue) of Omura Masujiro. Scene shifts again, to view of the Temple of Heaven, an ancient Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Peking (Beijing) China. Chinese agriculture. Crowds of Chinese people. Stone statue of traditional Chinese lion. Picture of 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, of Washington crossing the Delaware. Drawing of 15th century ship similar to one in Columbus'1492 voyage to America. Drawing of Roman Empire era building. Michelangelo’s statue of Moses. Drawing of ancient Egyptian pyramid and statue. Drawing of Chinese city and environs representing 4 thousand years ago. Extant ancient Chinese shrines and statues. Animated Relief map of China and surrounding countries of U.S.S.R., India,Burma,Thailand, Indo-China, Philippines, and Japan. Animation outlines China Proper. It also shows Manchuria and scenes from there of desolate mountainous land, with miners at work extracting raw materials. Mongolia and Sinkiang are outlined. The Gobi desert is seen with a long camel caravan crossing it. Closeup of nomads transporting animal skins by camel. The last region outlined is Tibet. The ice covered Himalayan mountains are shown. Buddhist monks praying in the courtyard of a shrine in Tibet. The Yellow, Si Kiang, and Yangtze Rivers are shown on the map. Views of Chinese sailing vessels.
Map of China shows Peiping / Beijing, Hankow / Hankou, Nanking / Nanjing, Shanghai and Canton. Hankow on the Yangtze River. Junks on river. Naval boat. Transport - Air lines and land routes inside China. Map. Pilot on small sea plane. Aerials of rural area. Railway steam train running. Shadow of people on roof of train as it passes through countryside.
Nanking in Eastern China - Capital of the new Republic. Map of China shows Peiping/Beijing, Nanking/Nanjing, and Canton. Aerials of Nanking show buildings. Resting plane of Sun Yat-sen. People stand on the steps leading to tomb.
Map of China shows Peiping/Beijing, Nanking/Nanjing, Shanghai and Canton. Top shot busy port area of The Bund. Sign reads "The Bund." View from balcony of a high building looking out over the streets, buildings, and Huangpu River of the Bund area. Sign Nanking Road. Sign Sassoon House and Cathay Hotel. Chinese people get on bus. Double Decker bus and trams.
Flag flying. Map shows travel routes between West Coast USA and China. Plane takes off, flying over Golden Gate Bridge. People wave at plane. China Buildings amongst trees. Map of China. Clipper underway at sea. Map shows position of Canton. View of Canton harbor from a ferry. Ferry's rail. Map of Peking, also known as Peiping. Streets and building in Peking.
A documentary titled 'President Nixon in China, A Journey for Peace' depicts historic visit of the U.S. President Richard M Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon to the People's Republic of China. President Nixon and Chinese dignitaries visit the Great Wall of China. A news reporter presents a special report from studio about the visit. President and First Lady Patricia depart from the White House in a ceremony. President Nixon waves hands and sits in his helicopter, which takes off from White House. Graphics show Air Force One landing on Beijing Airport. President Nixon and First Lady disembark from it and received by Premier Zhou Enlai. Members of the American delegation greeted and welcomed. Chinese military musicians play American national anthem as dignitaries review honor guard. Motorcades of dignitaries drive on roads of Beijing.