101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. Karen troops pull a cart on a pontoon bridge. The troops haul cart across the bridge. A Burmese native on an ox cart. He pulls away the oxen from the cart. The man takes the oxen across the bridge. Few of the U.S. soldiers with ox carts moving along a narrow muddy jungle road. T hey get off from the carts. The troops moving in carts.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. U.S. Army Air Force C-47 Skytrain in flight. The aircraft drops rations for Karen soldiers in a jungle. Several view of aircraft in flight dropping food supplies. Burmese coolies being supervised by soldiers carry supplies from drop zones. The coolies carry food supplies using a wooden stick. A collie tying supplies on a stick. They carry food supplies on the stick. The coolies collecting supplies at a particular place in the jungle.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. A small detachment leaving their native village The troops carrying guns on their shoulders walk in a jungle. The troops advancing in the jungle. A close up of the troops advancing with guns. They cross a fording stream. The troops crossing the stream. The troops walk along a jungle trail.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. The troops walk on a dirt road. The Karen troops on tanks roll down a muddy road. The troops on tank ford a stream. The troops follow the tank.
World War II film about the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theater of Operations. A soldier is seen filling out a form seeking information about him and inviting him to write in questions about anything he hadn't learned through normal information channels. Scene shifts to Information and Education Department of the Burma-India Command, where it is being processed by a soldier. Lieutenant General Dan I. Sultan, commander of Burma-India Theater, is seen next, seated at a desk, with wall map of the region behind him. He is appearing in an information film intended to inform troops under his command. He notes that more than half the troops who filled out the information form, asked why American troops were stationed in India and Burma. He refers to the recent recall of General Stillwell and the splitting of CBI into two theaters (China and India/Burma). He states that the purpose is a path toward Japan. An animated map shows China (that narrator notes has been fighting Japan since 1937). Animation shows Japan walling off China from the outside world, by seizing her ports, and then concentrating its grip on the Eastern part of the country. Without access by sea, the allies had only one option to assist China in the fight against Japan. That was to open the Burma Road. Film shifts to scenes of Japanese bombing of Shanghai and Chinese civilians abandoning the city. Wounded and injured Chinese fighting fires while tending casualties in an open area. Glimpse of Chinese soldiers near one of their few large artillery pieces. A gun crew manning one of her few antiaircraft guns. Chinese jam road in trek to the unoccupied provinces of the country. Chinese carrying casualties on stretchers, making do without ambulances. Chinese coping in the face of all kinds of shortages. In contrast, well supplied Japanese troops are shown in formation. Japanese troops, military vehicles and equipment are seen. Japanese firing machine guns and heavy artillery against Chinese positions. Japanese armor and long lines of troops engaged against the Chinese, who continue to resist in spite of shortages and hardship. Chinese soldiers without shoes, marching in a column.
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.