A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
Describes personnel resources in China. Japanese capture Burma. Chinese troops are flown by air transport command planes from Kunming to India and are trained in India. U.S. airplanes in an airfield. Troops and supplies are loaded in Kunming. Planes of the 14th Air force bomb Japanese positions in Burma from May 1942 to 1944. 1944.
The proposed Ledo road is surveyed . Jungle growth is cut and cleared by blasts. Bulldozers clear debris and level road. Men construct bridges. Man works on a crane. General D I Sultan gives official order to General Lewis A Pick. General Pick rides in the first truck convoy over the road to China on 12 January 1945. Truck convoy on road. Crowd cheers as convoy reaches Kunming,China. Ledo road was constructed between 16 December 1942 and 4 February1945.1944.
United States Army soldiers move about the market place in India and look at a man charming a snake. War equipment unloaded at a port and carried away on camel carts into Burma. Indian troops move up the jungle terrain in Burma and fight against Japanese troops. American airmen briefed at an airbase. They take off in bomber planes and drop bombs over Burma.
Rangoon, Burma, under Japanese occupation during World War 2. Japanese propaganda film states, in Japanese, that Volunteer Corps is building a 'New 'Burma,' and that Volunteer corps training illustrates how people can enjoy and manage their freedom from the British. Burmese gather at open market in front of a hotel in Rangoon. Words "On Look Hotel" appear along with Japanese lettering on the hotel front. Several Japanese soldiers mingle amongst the crowd at an open market. All manner of foods and goods being sold. Women display fabrics. Crowd gathered in grandstand of stadium to watch Volunteer Corps training and parade. Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda), Buddhist temple seen in background. Japanese officer stands on steps and salutes as Volunteer Corps pass in review. Their most notable weapon is a machine gun mounted in a wagon.
Japanese troops attack China during World War II. The Japanese attack the Burma road. A bridge on the Burma road is bombed by Japanese bombers. A Chinese village bombed by the Japanese shows many explosions. The Chinese go towards hills from a city after being bombed. Dead bodies on the streets after Japanese air attack. Chinese nurses bandage Chinese after being wounded in the attack by the Japanese.