View across water of mountain and the City of Victoria, Hong Kong, China, as the population awaits possible challenge from chinese Communist forces only several miles away. A man purchases copy of the Hong Kong Standard newspaper from vendor holding sign that reads: "Reds Offer Diplomatic Relations." British troops march with their packs, as they prepare for possible defense of the Crown Colony. Hong Kong police check persons entering at the border. British troops prepare artillery positions.British Comet Cruiser tanks maneuver. British Mk XVI Supermarine Spitfire aircraft with engines running on airfield. A flight of four Spitfires in formation over the city.
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.
Scenes after fall of Hong Kong to Japanese forces during World War 2. Formation of Japanese Aichi D3A (Val) dive bombers in flight over Hong Kong. Large formations of other Japanese airplanes also over Hong Kong. victorious Japanese forces formally assert possession of Hong Kong by parading on Queens Road, as military band plays. Officers on horseback lead the parade, as Japanese troops line the roadway.
Japanese attack on Hong Kong during World War II. Japanese soldiers fire artillery and smoke rises. Japanese aircraft in flight. A pilot in the cockpit of an airborne aircraft. Aerial views of Hong Kong. Bombs drop and smoke rises. Japanese troops loaded onto boats underway at sea headed towards Hong Kong. Japanese soldiers at a harbor as billows of smoke rise up in the background. Japanese officers outside a building after the surrender by British troops. Japanese soldiers on horses march during a victory parade. The soldiers cheer after taking over Hong Kong.
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.
From a Japanese propaganda newsreel, narrated in accented English: Japan occupies the entirety of Hong Kong and British surrender on December 25, 1941. Destroyed British island defenses including bunkers and pill boxes. Wrecked buildings and oil storage tanks in Hong Kong. Japanese troops pose as a group and shout Bonzai for the camera. Destroyed British tanks and artillery. British military prisoners gathered in a courtyard. British officers exit the "New Oriental Building" after surrender discussions with Japanese forces. Aerial view of Hong Kong area. Japanese aircraft in formation over the city making their formal occupation entry. Japanese troops parade through the streets with commanding officers on horseback.