Korean propaganda film depicting suffering of the Korean people under Japanese occupation prior to and through World War 2. Korean citizens answering questions of Japanese civilian officials during period of Japanese occupation before World War 2. Japanese warship carrying Nakajima E4N bi-wing scout plane. Steel truss bridge being bombed. Koreans being forcibly recruited to fight for Japan. Koreans being tortured and imprisoned at hands of Japanese. Aircraft dropping bombs on ground targets. Slate announces August 9, 1945, marking the Soviet invasion of Japanese occupied areas, including North Korea, in World War II. Destroyers dropping depth charges. Battleships firing heavy guns. Soviet infantry rushing from a ship to engage Japanese forces. Soviet soldier offloading an M1910 Maxim Sokolov Machine gun onto a pier. Amphibious assault by Soviet forces. Artillery barrages. Explosions and smoke. Soviet infantry attacking industrial facilities and planting the Red flag on a hilltop in a rural area. Japanese troops surrendering to Soviet soldiers. Fallen Japanese gunner in gun position with shell in his hands. Numerous other fallen Japanese soldiers. Captured Japanese weapons and war materiel, including many swords. Japanese prisoners of war seated in an open area. Various destroyed Korean buildings and temples. Denuded trees in war zone. August 15th, 1945, shows Japanese citizens listening to a loudspeaker broadcast by Emperor Hirohito, announcing the surrender of Japan, and end of World War II. Shackles are removed from Korean prisoners. Koreans celebrate in the streets. The Korean flag flies from houses in a village. Korean people march, sing, and cheer everywhere in the country. A seated band of musicians plays. Scene shifts to the deck of the battleship USS Missouri, where Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu in formal attire sits to sign documents of surrender. General Douglas MacArthur, and other senior allied officers, stand nearby as Soviet Lieutenant General Kuzma Nikolaevish Derevyanko sits to sign for the USSR. Japanese civilians living in Korea, during the Japanese occupation, are seen moving with their belongings, to be relocated back in Japan.
Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War Two to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swaztika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending WWII. Times Square in New York City on VJ Day. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korea. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newpaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev,at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech.A newspaper headline reading: 'Khruschev orders removal of missiles'. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano'. Chinese people marching with massed flags. Mao Tse-Tung,President of China, waving. A U.S. soldier in,South Vietnam,looks through binoculars. and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.
American troops in trench in Korea. American tank on street in Germany. American Ski troops in Alaska. Amphibian assault training in Puerto Rico. Rotating Globe shows: U.S. Army on alert to defend against aggression. Sergeant Stuart states that U.S. Army has come to Japan to know their culture and make friends after war and occupation. U.S. Army troops, of 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, returning by train to their base near Beppu,Oita on Island of Kyushu, Japan. They receive a warm welcome from Japanese population. Banner reads:" Welcome Pala Troop comin back from Korea, City of Beppu."[sic] Women holding flowers and families with small children waving American and Japanese flags, welcome them on the train station. A sign over the train station platform reads: "Welcome 187 Para Troop Coming Back From Korea, City of Beppu." The troops stand in formation on the platform while the unit's officers receive the flowers from the women. Japanese men in fraternal uniforms and the general population all join in the welcoming ceremonies. The troops march off the train station under another sign reading: Welcome Home 187 RCT." and march down the main street of Beppu under a swirl of paper confetti. contrasting scene of U.S. troops marching behind Japanese police to occupy Japan, in 1945, amidst the aftermath of suffering and destruction of the war.The local population watching worriedly. Scenes of postwar destruction in Japan.Two children in Japan. Communists engage in violent demonstration against America in Japan. They burn motor cars. Japanese firemen put out the fires. Tractors remove the debris.
German rocket pioneer, Gerhard Zucker, attempting to develop postal rockets in the 1930s. Location is Wadden Sea off Cuxhaven, on April 9, 1933, where Zucker follows Nazi Stormtroopers carrying the mail rocket across wet sands. The rocket is set up on a launch stand. Zucker and an assistant ignite the 8 side rockets and the mail rocket takes off. It noses up and loops over backwards, falling to the sand. Stormtroopers lift up the damaged device. Next, is seen a later, more modern, rocket trial ending in failure. Two German engineers display a model similar to the pulse-jet-powered "buzz bomb" (V-1) employed by the Nazis in World War 2. A brief glimpse of similar American machine on sand flat, as narrator states German acknowledgement of knowledge gleaned from Dr. Robert Goddard's work. A German V-1 flying bomb (aka Doodle Bug) being launched in 1944, during World War 2. View of British houses of Parliament, London, England; an air raid shelter sign in City of Westminster. Londoners waiting out a raid in the shelter. Scenes of fire and destruction during German bombing of London, as narrator speaks about the more advanced German V-2 ballistic missiles employed later in the war. Londoners trudging through debris amongst bombed out buildings. Change of scene to U.S. infantry and armor advancing deep into Germany. Narrator refers to them overrunning rocket bases and other vital war-making facilities, near the end of the war. Glimpse of large number of German prisoners of war. Documents of military surrender being signed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, in Berlin, May 8, 1945. Closeup of Keitel. Scenes of American forces operating in Pacific theater. Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. U.S. servicemen returning home and greeting loved ones. View of Pentagon building. U.S. troops boarding a ship in San Francisco, bound for war again, this time in Korea (1950).
Russian soldiers are honored before leaving Korea. Officials at a mass meeting. The wall behind the speaker's stand is decorated with pictures of Kim II Sung and Joseph Stalin with dates 1945-1948. Russian officers speak and receive gifts from the people of Korea. Korean boys exchange gifts with Russian girls. Girls present flowers to Soviet fliers. Two Soviet aviators hold Korean children. A fighter aircraft takes off. The girls wave to the fliers. Fighter aircraft in flight.
Views of North Korea during 1945 through 1950. Reconstruction going on in North Korea, new buildings being built. Korean country side and small islands in the bay as waves break on the shore. A group of North Koreans arrives at diamond mountain resort and look at Koo Rong Hun falls, they pose for pictures. Men and women in a reading room.