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U.S. propaganda film during World War 2 depicts Japanese people and culture, and describes early diplomacy efforts with Japan

A U.S. propaganda film about Japan during World War 2 depicts psychology and living habits of Japanese people. Japanese mythology explains the origin of the Imperial Family. Japanese people celebrate the 2600 anniversary of mythological founding of Japan in 1940. Men, women and children parade with Japanese flags. A huge crowd gathers for the celebration. United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull visits Japan. Secretary Hull arrives in a conference to discuss about peace in the Pacific Theater. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt speaks about the diplomatic efforts to maintain peace in the Pacific Theater. President Roosevelt seated on a ship with General Douglas MacArthur on one side and Admiral Chester Nimitz on the other. Japanese Ambassador Nomura hands a document to Ambassador Hull after the attack on the Pearl Harbor had actually begun one hour earlier (unbeknownst to the meeting attendees). The document states the Japanese Government's wish to continue negotiations for peace. Scenic views in Japan. Japanese people in Japan. Japanese soldiers in China comitting atrocities against Chinese. Two men shot at point blank range and bodies of Chinese children seen following attacks.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. wartime propaganda film - Japanese people toil in industry and at warfare unified to help Japan win World War II.

U.S. propaganda war film about Japan and its people, and its intentions in World War 2. Actor narrator impersonates Japanese man and mocks Americans. Japanese people work to help Japan win war. Japanese people work on a farm. People in boats at a waterway. Sacred fishes in a pool. Soldiers hold Japanese flags as they cheer Bonzai in a victory celebration after battle. High altitude view of buildings in an area. Bombardment in a city. Destroyed houses, buildings and rubble on the ground of Japanese cities. U.S. warplanes fly in formation. Aerial view of a Japanese city. People walk on the street. Vehicles pass on street. Ship 'Argentina Maru' docked at a Japanese harbor. People sow rice seeds on the farm. Narrator (actor impersonating a Japanese person) mocks Americans as being soft. View in a U.S. town of cars parked along the sides of a main street. U.S. 1940's cars. Jockey's Ball banner. People queue at theater box office and in train stations. U.S. nightclubs, bars, and casinos. U.S. people at beach. Japanese industry and munitions factories. Ships underway at sea. U.S. Marines carry a dead soldier on stretcher. U.S. Marines coming ashore and Japanese soldiers fighting in Pacific islands such as Gualalcanal and Tarawa. Forces of both sides fire guns and artillery. Smoke from bombardment. Ragged Japanese forces surrendering to U.S. forces. Japan's best forces shown marching in formation and review. Young Japanese soldiers in training. Japanese children study in a school. Burning Japanese city following attack. Japanese citizen refugees flee; one woman crawls across a railroad track. Japanese exercise to stay fit. Japanese soldiers execute two men (China?). Prisoners held by Japan in forced labor; others executed. U.S. prisoners emaciated and injured in Philippines. Japanese soldiers deploy for war at train station.

Date: 1944
Duration: 15 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Korean propaganda film with montage of scenes, depicting Korean hardships under Japanese occupation and official Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910

Japanese involvement in Korea, from end of Russo-Japanese war through post annexation in 1910. Landscape scenes of Korea. A 4-stacker Japanese troop ship, in a Korean harbor, flying the rising sun flag. Japanese troops disembarking, and marching off the pier. Japanese atrocities committed against the Korean people. Still pictures of Japanese officers. Slate highlights August 10, 1910, the date that Japan officially annexed Korea. Images show Korean flag being replaced by that of Japan. Panning views over rooftops of residential neighborhood and buildings in Nam San Dong, Seoul. Scene shifts to poorer rural area village with straw-roofed huts. Men till rice fields and irrigate fields by manpower alone. Views of various farm crops in the fields. Women are seen harvesting crops. In village, peasants thresh grains by hand. Officials arrive to weigh and take rice from village.Narrator states that the Japanese were everywhere and treated the Korean people very badly.Burlap bags of grain piled on cart. Korean workers load farm products for shipment to Japan. Various cargoes of Korean products being moved by rail to ports for shipment to Japan. Korean women and some children at work in fabric mills. Korean men at work in smelting plant. Many Korean men laboring on rock piles, and carrying heavy logs. One man collapses. Another collapses while working in surface mining. Supervisor chases others who try to assist him. (Note:This film, which contains some very old historic footage, is attributed to the War Department Military Intelligence Division, and was probably produced circa 1940. It is listed as 1910 because Japanese annexation and related events are included herein.)

Date: 1910
Duration: 4 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Korean
 
 
Views of the United States. Farms, cities, highways, and beaches. Destruction in Japan by atomic bomb. U.S. infantry in combat

Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1940 launching of USS Hornet (CV-8); accomplishments of USS Hornet, famous for the 1942 Doolittle Raid during World War II.

A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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