German invasion of Russia during World War II. A map showing German invasion path in Russia until defeat at siege of Stalingrad. A map showing Soviet postwar expansion into Eastern Poland, East Prussia, portions of Finland and other areas. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are incorporated as Republics into the Soviet Union. Russian zones of occupation in Germany, Austria and North Korea. Map depicts an "Iron Curtain" encompassing the Soviet postwar territories. Soviet troops and tanks occupying countries. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns traveling along a city street. Crowds cheering in a stadium in Soviet East Germany. President Wilhelm Pieck of the German Democratic Republic is among people seen applauding in the stands. . Soviet cargo ships in a harbor operating under trade agreements. Chinese Communist forces moving with guns and artillery and tanks to expel Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalists from mainland China, in 1949. Chinese refugees including a casualty and a child holding a bag.
Impact of the Cultural Revolution and the deification of Mao Tse Tung in Beijing, China. A large crowd of civilians gathered on the streets. Banners seen. Civilians buy portraits and writings of Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Tse Tung at a shop. Posters and paintings on a wall. Portraits of Lenin and Marx on a wall. Portraits of Mao Tse Tung displayed in the shop. Civilians lined up outside the shop. Men seated in chairs. Civilians dine in a restaurant. Shop windows displaying bas relief images of Mao. Windows celebrating the revolution, with marching figures and dates: 1949 -1966.
Chinese refugees evacuate war affected places as Mao Tse Tung's Communist forces advance in China. Masses of Chinese refugees move with their belongings. Men haul carts loaded with luggage. A camp site. Children eat at the camp.
The Prime Minister and Head of the Interim Government of India Jawaharlal Nehru and riots in India. Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru arrives with other officials. Bombed and damaged buildings. A policeman fires rifle. Dead bodies on the road. The dead body of a child. People carry belongings and leave homes. People in a protest rally. The Premier of the State Council of China Zhou Enlai arrives in a aircraft and is greeted by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He reviews the honor guard.
'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.
View across water of mountain and the City of Victoria, Hong Kong, China, as the population awaits possible challenge from chinese Communist forces only several miles away. A man purchases copy of the Hong Kong Standard newspaper from vendor holding sign that reads: "Reds Offer Diplomatic Relations." British troops march with their packs, as they prepare for possible defense of the Crown Colony. Hong Kong police check persons entering at the border. British troops prepare artillery positions.British Comet Cruiser tanks maneuver. British Mk XVI Supermarine Spitfire aircraft with engines running on airfield. A flight of four Spitfires in formation over the city.