Japanese troops fight in Hankou, China during World War II. Japanese ships head towards the shore of Hankou, China. Smoke rises from explosions on coastal hills. Japanese Marines being briefed by a Japanese officer on the deck of a ship off the coast. The Marines swim ashore from landing barges in Hankou harbor. Japanese troops raise flag on rooftop.
Signs on an animated map showing Japanese forces encircling Hankou or Hankow in China during the Battle of Wuhan China in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japanese bomber aircraft at an airfield seen taking off and aerial view of Japanse planes in flight and then bombing Hankou and Wuhan along the Yangtze River. Aerial views of Chinese targets during bombing by Japanese. Explosions and smoke rises over target. Ground views of Japanese troops with horse carts advancing through hilly and muddy terrain toward battle areas. Japanese truck driven on muddy land. A downed horse in the mud is inspected by Japanese forces.
Floods in Yangtze River leaving ruins. Native people in Wuhan wade in water to cross the streets. Several people in small boats. Tents are erected for the people. Relief work being carried out. Several native people eating food in a relief camp.
After brief opening scenes of U.S. ships bombed in Pearl Harbor in 1941, the clip recounts Japanese invasion of China following the September 1931 Mukden Incident, and diplomatic League of Nations efforts in 1932 to diffuse the situation. Japanese troops invade Manchuria and China. Japanese troops march with rifles in hands. Board at League of Nations entrance reads 'Societe De Nations'. Guards in uniform stand in front of a gate. Members attend the League of Nations meeting. Japanese delegates leave after resigning. Japanese air raid in China. Japanese troops invade Shanghai. Fleet of Japanese aircraft in flight. They bomb over Chinese targets. Chinese troops moving in mass on the Great Wall of China.
Japanese troops fight in Hankou, China during World War II. A line of Japanese soldiers march across a field. Japanese gun crew load shells and fire artillery gun. Japanese tanks fire at enemy positions. Japanese soldiers fire machine guns. A wounded man carried away on litter. Artillery being fired on field. A Japanese bomber over Takuan bomb the ground targets. Smoke billows up from explosions.
Japanese troops fight in Hankou, China during World War II. Japanese troops fire machine guns and artillery guns from a hill. Smoke rises from explosions on hilly terrain. Smoke billows up from explosions.