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.
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.
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.
Rail guns firing in World War 1. U.S. troops charging out of trenches. Allied gunners firing "French 75s" Allied twin-tailed biplane bombers. French Renault F17 tanks. Crowds in cities celebrate Armistice Day and end of World War I. Treaty of Versailles. Destruction of warships. Scenes of Paris. A pagoda in Japan. Temples in Siam, China, and Manchuria. Two Kayan women in Myanmar or Thailand perform a dance. Both Kayan women wear long brass coil neck rings. In the U.S., a boy hits a baseball and runs toward first base. Scenes of Japan invading Manchuria. Newspaper with headline: Henry Stimson denouncing Japan. U.S. Army troops dispel World War I veteran bonus marchers. Men lined up in bread line for unemployed during Great Depression. Brief shot of Gangsters in gun battle in an American city. Scenes of dust bowl in American with farmers and families heading West in caravans. Family standing by tent. Torchlight parade in Germany. Adolf Hitler with German President Hindenburg. Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Victor Lutze, at 1934 Nazi Rally in Nuremberg. Italian Caproni bombers over Ethiopia. Ethiopian tribesmen and Haile Selassie. U.S.Neutrality Act. American youths with a 1930 Ford coupe. Scenes from Civil war in Spain. Spanish Rebel forces in ground combat with Nationalist forces. German and Italian aircraft participate in bombing Spanish Nationalist targets in Spanish Civil War. Spanish civilians flee bombing, tend to wounded following bombings. Italian Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Sparviero bombers. Crowds running for shelter. Women and children victims of bombing, some crying and in shock. Spanish General Franco arrives by train in southern France to meet with Hitler. View of Gallup Poll forms, and findings, with Americans against entering European war and preferring neutrality. Japanese planes and warships attack China. Naval Chinese civilians run for cover; bodies of Chinese in trucks. Japanese freighters, Buenos Aires and Tatsuno Maru, in U.S. ports being loaded with scrap iron and metals. Hitler, Goering and other officers in 1938. Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, Benito Mussolini, Count Ciano sign Munich Agreement. Hitler riding standing up in an open car during a rally in Germany. Elevated view of Los Angeles, then view of traffic on streets of Los Angeles California and newspapers being sold to pedestrians. Citizens in movie theater watching Confessions of a Nazi Spy. German-American Bund activities including outdoor rallies in the U.S., and an indoor rally in Madison Square Garden. Emperor Hirohito reviewing World War 2 troops of Japan. Japanese steel production and arms production in Japanese factories. The Hokoku Maru Japanese ship being launched with fanfare from Tama Shipyards on July 5, 1939. Meeting of United States Military Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in late 1939 to consider national defense matters. In meeting of Naval Affairs Committee, representative asks for increase of 25 percent in authorized naval tonnage.