International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. Postman brings letters to the Agency. He empties the mail on desk. Meeting of International Red Cross Committee members. Head of IRC (International Red Cross) Etienne Clouzot, Rodolphe De Haller (Vice Chairman of Banque De Bale), Lucie Odier (treasurer of IRC), Carl J Burckhardt (Principal of Home Nursing service of Geneva Red Cross), Jacques Cheneviere (Doctor of Philosophy), Max Huber (President of IRC), Paul Des Gouttes (Author of the War Prisoners Code), Frick-Cramer, Rense Bordier, Frederic Barbey-Ador (Swiss Minister to Brussels), Suzanne Ferriere (assistant Director of IRC) and Various members of the committee in a meeting. Red Cross flag in the background.
International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. Red Cross employees sort out piles of postal letters of refugees and prisoners of war. Piles of letters on the table. Addresses on the letters. Close up views of many of the letters and postcards sent by refugees and prisoners of war.
International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. Red Cross members fill information cards seated at table. Board in the background reads 'Tri Du Courrier". Officials read and fill the cards. Man places cards in order. Alphabets A-Z and Red Cross on the wall. Exterior building of Palais Du Conseil General. Traffic on road outside the building. Board at the entrance reads 'Agence Centrale Des Prisonniers De Guerre'.
American Red Cross Delegation in Geneva, Switzerland. Ernest J Swift, Vice Chairman of American Red Cross in charge of foreign operations; James T Nicholson, National Director of American Junior Red Cross and Wayne Chatfield Taylor, Under Secretary of Commerce working in the office. They look at map of Europe. The three officials walk on bridge with lakes, quays and mountains in the background.
League of Red Cross Society in Geneva, Switzerland. View of the Rue De Athenee building with a Red Cross flag on the building. Red Cross nurse gets into the building. Officers of the Secretariat of the League, American Delegation member Arnold Rorhold, Secretary General of Norwegian Red Cross; Donald De Rouge, Secretary of the League discuss important issues in the office. Poster on the wall reads 'Indian Red Cross Society'. Red Cross employees work inside hall of Palais Du Conseil General.
General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki speaks for a while, with the National flag of Japan (Sun-mark flag) in the background. A group of Japanese hikers is seen on the windy slope of a snow-covered mountain. Camera pans across the snowy scene. Closeups of individual hikers, who seem intimidated by the prospect of continuing their journey. Next, they are seen climbing the mountain, using picks, and lifelines, in an experienced manner. As the leader reaches the summit, he secures their lifeline and assists those behind as they arrive. Shadow of the leader is cast on the snow at the summit. As they cross a Crevasse, one of the climbers falls in, but his descent is stopped by the lifeline. Others work securing the line and pulling him up. With their help, he gains footing up the side of the crevasse and climbs out. Scene shifts completely to the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, home of the League of Nations. Inside, Japan's chief delegate, Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, is seen objecting to the League's report charging Japan with responsibility for the hostilities in Manchuria. Animated map shows Europe with arrow pointing to Geneva, Switzerland. A cartoon explosion rises there and drifts East to encircle Japan in its smoke, transforming into a steel chain around Japan and environs. It shrinks, successively tightening its grip, choking Japan into its home islands, where the Japanese national Sun-mark flag flies. A train arrives at a crowded station. The crowd contains many persons displaying protest banners and waving small Japanese National flags. Many police are amongst the crowd, maintaining order. Next, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yosuke Matsuoka, arrives from Geneva to report to the Emperor and Government. He steps from a limousine, and walks across an esplanade, followed by many officials. He and they, all bow toward the Imperial Palace, as a photographer takes their picture. For a moment, Yosuke Matsuoka holds a handkerchief to his face as he proceeds across the esplanade. The animated map appears again, this time showing the encircling cartoon smoke ring looping out to enclose part of Manchuria, where the flag of Manchukuo now flies. Scene shifts back to the mountain climbers, who now are descending from the summit. View of clouds below them as they stand with arms raised celebrating their accomplishment with what appears to be three "Banzai" shouts. Final scene is a view from moving railroad train of Mount Fuji and other views of Mount Fuji.