Huge crowd attends baseball game between visiting American players and Japanese team in Tokyo, 1931. Lou Gehrig, Al Simmons and Lefty Grove mentioned by announcer but not seen. American representatives walk out to pitcher's mound to greet pitcher. Shots of Babe Ruth hitting. Shots of Japanese player rounding third, sliding safely into home. Film suddenly morphs into anti-Japanese propaganda circa 1941-1942; shows Japanese newspaper publisher murdered. Scenes of sumo wresting and judo seen and compared to alleged acts of Japanese diplomatic and military treachery. Shots of fishermen, tourists, barbers and others said to be spies and soldiers for Tokyo. Closeup of a Japanese man gardening. Japanese men on small fishing boats, raising boat sails, and pulling in heavy loads of tuna fish in nets. Japanese tourists supposedly aking photographs of American ships in Hawaii. Female Japanese barbers giving haircuts. Japanese military officials in Japan organizing papers, films, and incoming information. Japanese industrialist figure emerging from car. Exterior views of Japanese factories in Osaka, textile mill operations in Tokyo, chemical plant operations in Nagoya, steel mills, and a large newly completed ship being launched in Nagasaki. Overhead view of steel mill operations. View of a slum town area in Japan and simple living arrangements of Japanese citizens. Japanese laborers at work in small home factories for textiles, pottery, and other goods, said to be in "semi-slavery." Workers include men, women, and child labor. Shows production of goods said to be produced in other countries that are pirated, mislabeled by Japan, and dumped abroad to undercut competitors. Products shown include factories and production lines for spark plugs, scotch whiskey, matches, silk, cotton, bottled beer, toothbrushes, hair brushes, hair combs, and American flags. Shipping dock areas in Japan showing large ships at docks, cranes in use, and importing of oil, rubber, scrap iron, tin for war materiel.
The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.
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.
Fleet of U.S. ships underway in the Pacific Ocean to launch the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan, early in World War 2. Most of the film is of the Fleet Oiler, USS Sabine, AO-25 fueling aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, CV-6. At times 01:38 to 01:44, the destroyer USS Benham, DD-397, is seen on the starboard side of the USS Sabine. heavy At times 02:15 to 02:20, the fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, fueling the heavy cruiser USS Northampton, CA-26 with a destroyer and aircraft carrier USS Hornet, CV-8 in background. At times 02:22 to 02:45 fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, coming along side the USS Enterprise.
From a 1943 newsreel covering the Doolittle Raid on Japan in April 1942. United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) in Japanese waters. B-25 Mitchell medium bomber planes lined up on the deck of the carrier. Lt. Col. James Doolittle and Hornet skipper Captain Marc A Mitscher with the 80 volunteers seated near a 500lb bomb on board. He ties a Japanese medal (awarded to U.S. officers for humanitarian aid to Japanese people) on the bomb. The carrier in heavy seas 800 miles off the Japanese coast. A Japanese patrol boat is sighted and sunk. The survivors are taken prisoners. The crew readies the loaded bombers. General Doolittle in the cockpit as he leads the takes off. The planes take off in rough weather to bomb Japan. The Yokosuka Naval Base bombed and ablaze. The planes bomb armed plants, rail yards and oil refineries all over Japan. Soldiers examine a wrecked B-25 in Japan. U.S. pilots hold traditional Chinese umbrellas and pose with a Chinese man. Chongqing: Soong May-ling, better known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, awards General Doolittle and his men for the gallant raid.
A 1950 United States Naval Training Film about the 1942 Battle of Coral sea. Film titled 'The Battle of The Coral Sea'. Diagram shows the location of Coral Sea on the globe. Phase I of the battle from 1st to 4th May described. II Phase from 4th to 7th May explained. III Phase 7th to 11th May, of the battle that saw double action from both sides discussed. Animation shows the area captured by Japan after the battle. Japanese cut communication between United States and Australia. Japanese battleship at sea. Japanese troops in field. Doolittle raid on japan, U.S. plan described through animation. Bombing of Tokyo. Japanese Commander in Chief Admiral Yamamoto on ship. Location of Commandant 4th Fleet. Japanese Commander gives information about U.S. planes. He talks about plans and strategies of U.S. for war. Allied forces on Japanese land. United States submarines in Japan. Japanese plan of defense explained. Two invasion forces of Japan, Moresby and Tulagi described through animation. Allies counter attack Japanese targets. Allied TF 17 and TF 11 in Japanese province. Allied attack on Tulagi, Japanese counter attack.