Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.
Army cameraman films missile ready for launch. Missile is launched. U.S. M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie") fires and nuclear explosion results. Army helicopters discharge troops. U.S. Infantry fire rifles as they climb hill. Animation of world globe rotating. Sergeant Stuart Queen speaks about Japan's self defense traditions, including Judo and Jujitsu. Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida signs the US-Japan Mutual Security Assistance Pact in 1952. Japanese National Police do stretching exercise and practice judo. They are trained by Japanese experts. Japanese National Police receive training in firearms with help from American instructors.and then proceed to a firing range where they fire at targets. Defense Force Officers cluster around a target and point at hits in the bullseye. Japanese self defense force march in parade. Japanese Commander salutes and flag of Japan waved. Japanese perform calensthetics in a large group.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Film titled 'We The Japanese People', about Japan and Japanese prisoners of war returning home. Sun rises. Water dashes against rocks at the Japanese coast. Mount Fujiyama. Japanese POW (Prisoners of War) aboard ship. They sit and stand on ship at the Pacific shore. They shout and wave to people on the shore. POW disembark and walk with luggages. They sit on train and wave from windows. Crowd on a road of Tokyo. People at cross roads. Scene from rural Japan. Snow at mountains and land. People cross bridge over stream. Hut besides stream. Flowers bloom over Cherry trees. Small islands in sea. Ship underway at sea. Light house besides the sea. Boats at shore line. City in the background.
Activities of Japanese people in Japan. Japanese trade fair by United States businessmen at the Pacific coastal areas. People watch machinery at the fair. Handicrafts and crockery displayed. Japanese women demonstrate bicycle ride in fair. Students enter the gate of a University. United Educational experts lecture students with Japanese teachers. Women discuss at table. Students in technical school. Teacher writes over board. Trainees work at workshop. Children play baseball in a school play ground. A motion picture about children in other parts of country shown to children by projector. Children sit and watch. Man enters a library. People sit and read at the library. Man takes out a book from a shelf. A child sits and reads a book in the library. A book mobile goes to rural areas of Japan. Man distributes books to rural people. Men and women take books. Man works at printing machine. Newspaper printing. Press vans go out of printing press. Newspapers on sale.
Major events of the year 1952. King George VI dies in London, England on February 6, 1952 as the British public mourns his death. The flag at half mast. Woman crying over death of King George VI. Elizabeth II becomes the Queen and salutes the Royal Guards lined up at a ceremony. British soldiers fight in the streets of Egypt over the issue of Suez Canal. Dead bodies lined up on the street. King Farouk I of Egypt with his wife and children after being sent to exile as a result of a revolution. Workers at Anglo-Iranian oil refineries in Iran after the government's decision to nationalize them causing a great set back to British interests. Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddeq arrives at the International Court in Hague for the settlement of the issue.