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.
U.S. Army Air Force attack enemy positions of Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The 7th Bomber Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force during a mission on railroad bridges in Moulmein in Burma. Smoke rising from bombed places in farms and railroads.
U.S. Army Air Force attacks enemy positions in Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during the World War II. Agricultural farms, railway tracks, roads and river bridges as seen by the 7th Bombardment Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force flying over Moulmein in Burma.
U.S. Army Air Force at a base in China-Burma-India Theater during the World War II. B-24 bombers of the U.S. Army Air Force take off a runway at their base in India during WWII. A number of planes take off as ground staff watches. Each plane has a unique identification number. Bomb dropped at enemy position. Planes among the clouds.
U.S. Army Air Force combat operation in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. B-24 bombers of the U.S. Army Air Force flying above enemy positions drop bombs on them. Bomb falls towards its target leaving smoke trail behind. Explosion and smoke on the ground. Planes among clouds. Each plane has a unique identification number.
U.S. Army Air Force in action in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. B-24 bombers of the U.S. Army Air Force drop bombs at enemy positions . Bomb drops towards its target leaving smoke trail behind. Explosion at the target railroad or a bridge among dense trees.