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Battle of Hong Kong: Japanese troops attack British forces and supplies in Hong Kong in December, 1941.

Japanese propaganda newsreel, narrated in accented English. Fall of Hong Kong: Map shows Hong Kong and offensive from Kowloon to Hong Kong. Japanese artillery fired at British forces. Japanese attack over Hong Kong by artillery, by aircraft, and with landing forces. Explosions over targets from aircraft. British ships at sea under attack. Naval guns shell the island. Japanese troops on troop carriers ready for invasion of the mainland. Ships at sea. Mountains in the background. View of oil tanks on land. Japanese bombers in flight target ships and oil tanks. Pilot in bomber. Aerial view of Island and city. Smoke rises from oil tanks on Hong Kong. Artillery is fired. Ground forces scale ladders of an oil tank facility.

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wrecked British fortification, captured soldiers, and cheering Japanese soldiers after victory in Hong Kong, World War II.

Fall of Hong Kong to the hands of Nippon during World War II. Wrecked British fortifications in Hong Kong. Japanese soldier cheer after surrender of Britain. Tanks and cannons captured during this war. British soldiers taken as prisoner, shake hands with their captors. Number of Japanese warplanes fly over Hong Kong. Cavalier officers of Japanese military patrol on streets of Hong Kong.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nippon bombers, infantrymen and warships on mission to capture Hong Kong and its oil fields, during World War II.

Fall of Hong Kong to the hands of Nippon during World War II. Artillery fires and warships in sea fire at British bases in Hong Kong. Nippon soldiers inside a ship wait for landing on shore at dawn. Nippon airplanes in formation to bomb British bases in Hong Kong. A British oil tanker destroyed by Nippon bomber. Japanese soldier fires machine gun. Immense smoke and flames off a bombed oil tank. Infantrymen and snipers fight for capturing Kowloon peninsula. Snipers fire from inside a house. Anti aircraft gunners fire at planes.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese aggression in china during 2nd Sino-Japanese war and various world events leading to Japanese attack on U.S. at Pearl Harbor, 7 December, 1941, and fall of Corregidor, 6 May, 1942

A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.

Date: 1942, May 6
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. B-25s bomb Japanese headquarters in Hong Kong during World War II.

First of three American air attacks on Japanese positions in Hong Kong on 25 Oct 42, during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 aircraft lined up at an airfield in China. General Claire L. Chennault discusses the missions with Colonel Caleb V. Haynes China Air Task Force (CATF) Bomber Section Commander and Colonel Robert T. Scott (CATF's 23rd Fighter Group Commander) 11th Bomb Squadron B-25 takes off from Ehr Tong Airfield at Kweilin, China along with P-40 fighter escort. Formation of escorting P-40 fighters. B-25s in flight over mountain ranges.. Bombs being dropped over the Hong Kong headquarters of the Japanese. Bombs impact and smoke rises.

Date: 1942
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok in Thailand.

Animated map of Pacific region shows spreading Japanese offensive in the Southwest Pacific, flashes of Manila, Hong Kong, and the Malay jungle. People on the streets in Manila, Philippines. A boat in water. Scenes of Hong Kong port. People in markets. Scenes of Malaysia and Singapore. Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok. Scenes in Makassar on Celebes and on Sumatra. Japanese fleet at sea and planes in air. Japanese troops boarding landing craft from transports. Going ashore under cover of naval bombardment. Machine gunners and automatic rifleman firing. Infantry charging. Animated map of Pacific region. Japanese planes bombing Port Darwin in Australia.

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
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