Japan after World War II. A view of the city of Japan after the war. Women and men working on caches. Japanese government gold, silver and platinum are removed from the caches. The soldiers take out baskets filled with coins. The collected treasure is taken away from the caches by the soldiers on a military tank. Japanese civilians watch the treasures being taken. A view of the Kure Harbor in Japan. Hulks of wrecked Japanese ships at the harbor. A large number of wrecked ships in the harbor.
Aerial view of Hiroshima in Japan after the atomic bombing. Destroyed buildings and debris all around the area. Japanese civilians walk on streets of Hiroshima with umbrellas. Wrecked buildings and a few isolated structures in the city. Aerial views of the city of Nagasaki in Japan after Atomic bombing. Citizens walk in paths through the rubble. Abandoned fire fighting equipment is seen. Aerial view of Osaka burned by fire bombs, Fleet of destroyed Japanese ships at Kure (Japanese Naval Base). Destroyed buildings and debris in Tokyo. Civilians walk on streets. Emperor's Imperial Palace, untouched by bombing. Japanese citizens bow and pay homage outside the palace. American planes patrol overhead. United States soldiers freed from Ofuna, an infamous Japanese-operated prison camp outside of Tokyo. Camp buildings at Ofuna Prison Camp seen and a group of freed American soldiers celebrates the liberation. A camp Ofuna guard bowing as freed American soldiers exit the camp.
Bomb damaged cities of Japan. Ruins in Nagasaki, attacked with an atomic bomb three days after Hiroshima. City of Osaka destroyed by conventional aerial bombardment. Fleet of ships in water at Kure.
Gun camera footage shot from U.S. aircraft from the USS Bennington (CV-20), attacking Japanese port targets in Kure and Nagoya Japan. Aerial view of the target area. The dockside buildings are strafed. A small freighter underway at sea is attacked and a hangar building is hit.
Allied air raid on bombing of Nagoya and Kure during World War II. Aerial view of the target area. A wrecked bridge over the sea after the bombardment. Smoke from bombardment. A ship underway at sea. The ship explodes due to the bombardment. Smoke rising up from the wrecked bridge.
Interior of building Z at Kure Naval Base Arsenal shows one the boilers in plant which had taken a direct hit. This boiler generated steam which operated the heavy rolling mill in the armor plate plant. Two directs hits on end of the building X which is the steel plate-shaping shop at Kure Naval Arsenal. Concrete block served as a foundation of base for a steel frame column of the plant. The steel frame and its concrete base were hurled to the roof by the blast. Crater as seen from the ground. Motor generator almost buried in sand due to detonation of the bomb. Two story reinforced concrete building and its wooden roof served as a steel test laboratory. South-west face of the building with its steel frame windows dangling due to the blast.