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The Rise of Japanese militarism in the 20th Century

Film opens showing reenactment of Japanese attack ostensibly against Formosa, in 1894. Japanese troops and artillery are shown. The event is depicted in a critical political cartoon. Next, Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo is seen in 1904, standing with other naval officers. Then, Japanese warships are shown, firing barrages of naval gunfire at the Russian fleet in Port Arthur, Manchuria. Huge black clouds arise from burning ships. Scenes of Japanese people celebrating their naval victory. Date shifts to 1910. Cartoon depicts Japanese annexation of Korea. Cartoon illustrates Japanese actions in World War I when, siding with the Allies, Japan acquired the German-held Shandong (Shantung) Peninsula of China, as well as German-held Marianas, Carolines, and Marshalls islands in the Pacific. Japanese representatives are seen participating in Post World War 1 international activities. They signed the so-called Five-Power,Four-Power, and Nine-Power treaties, and participated in the League of Nations. Glimpse of two Japanese officers, followed by cartoon depiction of the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands, that Japan insisted on keeping. Cartoon shows them being fortified. A Japanese military marching band parades down a city street while being cheered by spectators on the sidewalks. Next, Japanese military General, Baron Tanaka Giichi, is seen in uniform with other officers. Cartoon illustrates the so-called Tanaka Memorial document that Baron Tanaka allegedly presented to the Emperor, in 1927, outlining a strategy to conquer the world. Cartoon then illustrates plan of conquest by acquiring Chinese manpower; Manchurian iron and coal; Siberian timber, coal, wheat, and metals; Tin,oil and rubber from Malaysia and the East Indies. The United States is shown as the last conquest. Views of ordinary farm and factory activities in the U.S. Cars parked in the Ford Motor Company factory lot. Japanese officials and legislators meeting in the Diet (Parliament). Japanese theater-goers and a Japanese woman singing with an American-style band, are shown as examples of activities the Japanese Government sought to discourage. A Japanese female ensemble in traditional dress, playing traditional instruments, is shown as more desirable. Western dancing and movies are shown and narrator states they were forbidden. Japese movie scene depicts ancient martial arts. A musical production displays German swastika flag and that of the Kingdom of Italy. Japanese men are shown playing the ancient game of Chu Shogi, instead of playing Western card games. People are shown in a library, where Western books are replaced by more militaristic tomes, such as: "If we fight" by Admiral Shinsaku Hirata, March 15, 1930 (shown on film slate). Slate goes on to quote about attack on Hawaii as the first battle in war of the Pacific. Film cites another approved Japanese publication: "Arguments Against American Policies" by Kawashima Seichiro, Christmas Day, 1924. It discusses distruction of the American fleet and subsequent landing on the U.S. West Coast.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of images pertaining to Nguyen Ai Quoc, an early 20th Century Vietnamese nationalist.

1920 photograph of Nguyen Ai Quoc, Vietnamese Nationalist, with two comrades. A letter from him to comrades in 1924, written in China. Images of French and English newspaper articles about Nguyen Ai Quoc, referring to him as an Annamite. A 1931 handwritten dossier compiled on Nguyen Ai Quoc. Picture of him with associates.

Date: 1931
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Vietnamese
 
 
Chinese officers greet the Americans as Douglas World Cruisers land in China during their first flight around the world.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in China during their first flight around the world. Animated map reads '3rd Division, Kagoshima to Calcutta, India, distance of 4,860 miles'. Boats in a river in Shanghai. Fishing vessels in the river. The world cruisers circling in the background. Chinese men in junks row out to greet the world cruisers. A Chinese band playing. Chinese aviation officers greet Americans aviators Lieutenant Erik H. Nelson and Lt. Leigh Wade.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of the 1924 Democratic National Convention held in Madison Square Garden, New York City

1924 Democratic National Convention, at Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. The alphabetical process of nominating candidates begins with Alabama and Forney is seen Johnston, putting Senator Oscar Underwood's name into consideration. View of men at the podium. Bernard Baruch, a supporter of William McAdoo, is seen standing in background. View of the crowded Madison Square Garden, filled with delegates. Some carry a banner reading: "Wilson 1916 for McAdoo 1924." The various State delegations are identified by signs with their State names on them. Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Hawaii (U.S. territory) are seen. As the camera pans the gathering, many more State signs are seen. Outside , in Madison Square Park, a loudspeaker is set up on a truck and a crowd is gathered to listen to events. Back inside Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Smith's campaign manager, is seen giving a speech nominating Smith for President. Supporters hold up Posters displaying Smith's picture. Closeups of some of the banners. Ticker tape being thrown to celebrate the end of the convention, which ended on July 9th after the 103rd vote finally carried for compromise candidate, John W. Davis of West Virginia. Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska was selected as the vice-presidential nominee.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. aviators are welcomed at different places during their journey around the world.

A flight around the world. A globe rotates. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge bids goodbye to army airmen. The President and Major General Mason Patrick and the fliers on a lawn of the White House, Washington DC. The journey starts from Seattle, Washington. Douglas World Cruisers ( DWC ) in flight. The DWCs parked in a bay. A forest in the background. They arrive at Chignik Bay, Alaska. The aircraft in flight. An iceberg. Lieutenant Lowell Smith stands on one of the pontoons and works with propellers on his DWC. The DWCs in flight from America to Asia. The aviators are welcomed by Japanese officials in Yetorufu, Japan. Japanese children playing in a school yard. A child has a Japanese and a U.S. flag, one in each hand. They reach Hong Kong, China. A fleet of native junks to welcome them. In Calcutta, India , a DWC taxis on water. A large number of people gather around a DWC. A crane lifts a DWC out of water. The aviators land in Constantinople. People around the aircraft. They reach Paris, France.. Aerial views of the city. Mrs. Maclaren congratulates the airmen in London, England. The crew of USS Richmond cheers the aviators. The aviators board their aircraft from a small boat. People watch as the aircraft land in Labrador, Canada. The DWCs are anchored in a bay and the aviators are brought to the shore in a boat. Naval officers greet them. The aircraft in flight over the Boston skyline. A motor launch in Boston Harbor. The DWCs land on water. The aviators arrive at the dock in the motor launch and are greeted by officials. They fly over New York. A large crowd greets the aviators at Mitchel Field, Long Island. They arrive at Bolling Field in Washington and are congratulated by President Coolidge and U.S. Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks. The three DWCs are followed by an XNBL-1 Barling bomber in flight in Dayton. Lt. Jack Harding is welcomed home. The world flight ends in Seattle, Washington. Photographers click pictures as a DWC lands. Major Martin greets aviators standing beside a DWC.

Date: 1924
Duration: 10 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
China's problems of industry, agriculture, and excess population under the Communist rule of Mao Tse-tung.

'Red China' depicts the living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung. A Chinese man dances with another dressed as a dragon during a performance on stage in China. Traditional Chinese pavilions and structures, including the Forbidden City. Modern Chinese buildings and structures. A map of Asia shows China. Monuments including the Great Wall in China. Farmland of the North of China. Crowded streets in China, men pull rickshaws on the streets. People dance and march during a celebration. Streets, market place and poor families on the streets. Chinese miner works in a coal mine. Strip mining for iron ore. Chinese oil production including refineries. Dances and celebration during various events. Chinese youth perform acrobatics and stunts on stage. Chinese women and children laugh and cry. Young girls learn ballet, elderly men greet each other. North China: Herdsmen with sheep. Wheat farmers harvest wheat. South China: Rice farmers in fields. Women sew, farmers pose for the camera. Women work in a factory, people on the road. Christians, Mohammedans and Buddhists pray in China. Chinese riding camels. Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Tse-tung reviews a parade during the "Great Leap Forward" timeframe, preceding the Cultural Revolution.

Date: 1963
Duration: 6 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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