Japanese Naval officers and civilian broadcasters announce Japanese Naval victories off the Netherlands East Indies and off Malaya. Japanese planes bomb British naval battleships Repulse and Prince of Wales off Malaya. Flashback shows Vessels.1942.
Scenes from the Japanese movie "The War at Sea From Hawaii to Malaya" made in 1942, during World War 2. These sequences purport to present the Pearl Harbor attack from the Japanese point of view. Movie depicts torpedo launched from midget submarine. Mountains in the background. The torpedo hits USS Arizona. Smoke arises from explosions. Submarine rises to the water surface. Burning battleships and naval installations in the background. Young Japanese officer looking at blazing battleship through binoculars. USS Arizona buckling amidships from torpedo explosion. Nighttime scene of Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack. Interior of the submarine. Officer sending Morse code signal. Communication room aboard Japanese ship. Number of radioman in the room, conversing amongst themselves.
Excerpts from "The War at Sea From Hawaii to Malaya," a 1942 Japanese film that purports to present naval aspect of World War 2 from Japanese perspective. A Japanese radioman reports message about casualties to high ranking Japanese naval officer aboard a warship. The officer stands as the list of casualties is read. A photograph wrapped in black, of a young Japanese Naval Officer. Scene shifts to Japan, where members of a Japanese family listen to a radio news broadcast, about their son's honorable death. Another family listening to radio, his school teacher also listening. Girl in Kimono goes into an art room, kneels near the picture of a flaming ship and prays for the dead. View of a high torii (gate).
Japan invades Malaya. Japanese ships and planes. Japanese soldiers land at Malaya beach with supplies and move into the island under cover. Machine gunners fire and infantry charge.
Home life of British steelworker. The man is gardening. His wife comes out of their house and talks to him. The man and woman enter the house. The man seated with his family at dinner. A photograph of the man's nephew, who is a soldier in Malaya. British soldiers in Malaya line up and receive their pay. U.S. airmen, stationed in Britain, receiving their pay in pounds, Sterling. U.S. soldiers shopping in the UK.
A fashion parade in Malaya. The fashion parade starts with European styles moving eastward to India, Pakistan, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Burma. People gather from various places to watch the event. A model presents a dress. People watch. Men play music in the background. A model presents evening gown. Another model presents Indian sari. A model wears Rajasthan dress. Another presents a dress which women wear in Vietnam. A Chinese dress and dress in Hong Kong is also presented.