Aerial views and areas under construction in Hsinking, Manchuria. Houses on a ground. Man stands with mules in a waterway. Children stand near the waterway watching him. Girls walk on the street. Buildings along the sides of a street. Cars pass on the street. Buildings under construction in the city. Men engaged in construction of a building. High altitude view of the city. Aerial view of the streets, houses, buildings, trees and fields.
Review of the ceremonies and the official visits of the Japanese delegates to Hsinking, Manchuria. Crowd greets officials gathering for the signing a protocol. Buildings in the city. People walk on the street. Trees along the sides of the street. A car arrives. Children stand with flags. Officers come out of the car. Soldiers salute them. Buildings in the background. Soldiers stand to greet the dignitaries. A train arrives on a railway station. Japanese delegates and soldiers on the train. An airplane in flight. The delegates arrive at the platform. Soldiers salute them. Soldiers on horses outside the railway station. A clock on the wall. Soldiers stand holding flags. They greet the dignitaries. Japanese delegates in car move on the street. Soldiers on bikes move along the sides of the car. Other cars parked on the street.
Review of the ceremonies and official visits of the Japanese delegates to Hsinking, Manchuria. Soldiers stand along the sides of a street. People stand with flags in front of a building. Soldiers stand. Flags of both signing nations on the entrance of the building. Japanese delegates and officers arrive. Men and soldiers greet them. They enter the building. Lt General Nobuyoshi Muto of Japan and General Hsu Yung-Chang talk and sign the protocol. Soldiers stand nearby.
Invasion of Manchuria. Animated map. Various views of Japanese military and civil headquarters in Hsinking, Manchuria. An officer comes out from Japanese headquarter. Exterior of headquarter. Helicopter parked on field. Military personnel stand near the helicopter.
The new Emperor of the Great Manchu Empire climbs to the throne in Hsinking. Thousands of Japanese troops guard the streets. The soldiers march. A building in the background. Soldiers on motorbikes guard the car in which the Emperor is seated. The car passes on the streets. Henry Pu yi comes out of the car. He is greeted by many officers. He enters a building along with other dignitaries.
Opening scene shows a book entitled:"The Tanaka Memorial, Japan's dream of world empire." Next, a hsnd checks off "Conquest of Manchuria" as Phase 1 of the plan being completed. Next is Phase II, the conquest of China. Animated map shows Japanese warships bombarding the city of Shanghai in 1932. Scenes of Japanese naval guns firing. A shell striking at the waterfront. Japanese Naval officer observing with binoculars from deck of ship close to the city. Shells or aerial bombs exploding and smoke rising in the city itself. Residents of the city running in panic seeking shelter from the bombardment. Japanese Type 13-1 carrier-borne attack biplane aircraft (B1M1) from the aircraft carriers Kaga and Hosho are seen in flight overhead. Bombs exploding in the heart of Shanghai. Local people jamming a bridge with vehicles and rickshaws evacuating the city. More views of Naval guns firing and bombers overhead. A large building in flames. People fleeing near the port. Two Japanese Navy Type 90 Carrier-based biwing aircraft (Nakajima A2N) maneuver above fleeing Chinese who look up at them. Next bomb explosions fill the screen. More naval guns firing and explosions on street in which victims lie where they fell. A Chinese woman mourning in the midst of rubble. Bombs falling and explosions. A sign reading "Shanghai South." Two Mitsubishi B2M aircraft fly overhead. Scenes of dead and wounded Chinese victims, including and children. Japanese aircraft flying low over burning buildings, with smoke rising above its flight altitude. Japanese marines charge a Shanghai beach in an amphibious assault and enter the city.Several hit the ground in a defensive posture. Gunfire directed at a building window. Combat along the waterfront. Republic of China flag flying from a large building. Japanese forces firing at that building with field artillery.Truckloads of Japanese marines deploying in the city. A marine searching a Chinese man. Animated map shows Japanese shifting their offensive to the North in 1933 and annexing the province of Jehol as part of manchuria. Japanese cavalry advancing along a road. Closeup of the Chinese national flag fluttering. Generalissimo Chiang Ki-Shek leading a contingent of Chinese military and officials. A large group of Chinese men volunteering to join in defense. Chinese soldiers marching en masse along the Chinese Wall.