Japanese artillery fired in the Malay jungle, Kuantan. Japanese soldiers load and fire artillery. Smoke rises due to the firing. A map shows various places. A soldier watches enemy action through binoculars. Japanese troops cross the Straits of Johare from Malay to Singapore in small boats and wade ashore with equipment. The artillery fired and airplanes drop bombs as Japanese infantry advance along a muddy road.
Japanese air attacks on British battleships underway in the Malay Sea near Kuantan in Pahang. Japanese bombers and torpedoes attack British Prince of Wales and Repulse in the Malay Sea. Japanese pilots in a cockpit. The warships underway at sea. The pilot and the bombardier discuss amongst themselves. The bombardier watches the target through binoculars. The warships burn, explode and sink.
Animated map of Pacific region shows spreading Japanese offensive in the Southwest Pacific, flashes of Manila, Hong Kong, and the Malay jungle. People on the streets in Manila, Philippines. A boat in water. Scenes of Hong Kong port. People in markets. Scenes of Malaysia and Singapore. Thai tanks and troops marching through the streets of Bangkok. Scenes in Makassar on Celebes and on Sumatra. Japanese fleet at sea and planes in air. Japanese troops boarding landing craft from transports. Going ashore under cover of naval bombardment. Machine gunners and automatic rifleman firing. Infantry charging. Animated map of Pacific region. Japanese planes bombing Port Darwin in Australia.
A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
Japanese forces fire artillery at Corregidor. Smoke rising from Corregidor under bombardment. Japanese troops land on Corregidor, Philippines Islands, May 5 1942. A soldier watches enemies' action through binoculars. Soldiers fire artillery in the field. General Wainwright surrenders. He sits with other officers and Japanese officers and discusses. Japanese soldiers lower the American flag and then bonzai cheer and celebrate their victory. They raise the Japanese flag. Captured Americans departing Mariveles on Bataan Death March, under Japanese guard. Map shows Japanese targets for invasion in other areas like Malay, Borneo, and New Guinea. Close up view of Japanese soldier's face. Briefing documents labeled Secret are opened and reviewed. Airplanes on the ground. U.S. And Australian troops march in Australia. Animated globe shows different countries. View of armament and artillery production factory operation in the United States supplying war materiel. Close up views of faces of war production workers. Animation and models shows a supply line through which supplies are transferred to Australia. Lockheed P-38 Lightning wrapped in camouflage is lowered onto a transport ship deck. U.S. Army tank loaded onto ship and American troops go ashore in Australia. United States planes bomb and sink Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea on March 2, 1943. View of American machine gunner firing machine gun from aircraft in flight toward enemy Japanese ships. Cockpit point of view shot out of American aircraft as it bombs and strafes Japanese ship. Bombs away view as U.S. aircraft release bombs. Smoke rises from the burning Japanese ships. General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz meet and discuss strategy and review maps. Animation shows different potential routes for American forces to return to the Philippines.
Screen Magazine film 'Aussies and Yanks' about American and Australian troops in Papua New Guinea. 1942-43: U.S. 5th AAF B-24 Liberators flying over Port Moresby towards Salamaua. A destroyed ship in the water. Australian troops advance through the thick jungles. U.S. C-47 Skytrains drop supplies with parachutes over target areas. Native bearers collect the supplies and carry them to the front. Troops prepare and eat hot food at a camp in the jungle. Soldiers advance through the jungle amidst enemy fire. They capture Japanese machine gun nests. Load shells and fire anti aircraft guns and machine guns. Dead Japanese soldiers. The wounded Allied soldiers are taken to safety on stretchers across the Francisco River by the natives. A soldier leads another wounded soldier across a stream. Wounded soldiers are made to board a plane at an emergency air field to take them to a hospital. Soldiers read from a Bible at a grave for their comrades. Reinforcements and supplies are loaded into a plane at Moresby. An American pilot and an Australian co-pilot in the cockpit. The plane crashes, soldiers get off the plane. American and Australian soldiers in the jungle.