Bethune International Peace Hospital in Hebei Province in China. A bust sculpture of Dr. Norman Bethune,outside the hospital. Medics take a patient on a stretcher. Doctors work at the hospital and teach.. A nurse records temperature of a woman. Babies sleep in beds Nurse sits with a baby in her lap. Nurses weigh a baby. Children wipe utensils. Nurses play with children.
U.S. Air Force C-47 aircraft arrives in Hebei Province of China carrying Nurse Kathleen Hall of the New Zealand Anglican Chrch Mission in China. She and companions bring help and supplies for the Bethune International Peace Hospital.
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. Military Mission visits Communist headquarters and meets its leaders in Yenan, Shensi province in China during World War II. An animated map of China. Horse drawn carts and natives walk on a hillside in a village. The American soldiers walk with Communist leaders and Chinese military officers to a countryside village. Chinese Communist leaders at the village smile and talk with the soldiers of American Mission.
U.S. Military Mission visits Communist headquarters and meets its leaders in Yenan, Shensi province, China during World War II. Chinese officers and General Patrick Hurley prepare strategies for combat with Japanese posts in China. General Hurley transmits a message on radio equipment. Chinese soldiers at a military base. Posters of Chinese Communist leaders and leaders of Allied nations like Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and others.
U.S. Military Mission visits Communist headquarters in Yenan, Shensi province in China during World War II. A U.S. Army Air Force plane in flight makes landing at an Allied air base. Soldiers and commanders disembark from the plane as the natives watch. The soldiers talk to each other. Soldiers board trucks and other soldiers walk on roads to reach a Communist headquarter. American officers meet Communist leaders Chou En-Lai, Mao Tse Tung, Chu-teh, Yeh Chien-Ying Chen O, Nieh Jung Chen, Lin Piao, Peng T-Hua and La Hai-Te with warmth.