The film titled 'How to fight a guerrilla war' about guerrilla war for independence fought between Commonwealth armed forces and Malayan Communist Party in Malaysia. Soldiers wade across a stream. Soldiers advance through a jungle. An aircraft in flight drops bombs. A helicopter takes off. 1945: jungle on a mountainous area. Aerial view of a sea coast. Houses on the coastal area. Farmers work on field. Women use mortar and pestle to crush. Chinese men smoke pipe. A woman works on a sewing machine. Children sit on ground. Farmers work on field. European people carry water through poles on their shoulders. A woman takes out rubber from a tree. Rubber sacks pile up. Water being sprayed on field by a pipe. Equipment hooked in a crane. Animation of a map shows Malaysia. Burning houses and jungles. Men inspect area near a derailed train. Dead bodies in water. Burned tin mines and other plants. Workers outside their houses. A girl stands on doorway. A child cries. A family evacuates the place on a truck. A man puts a light on pole. A soldier near a power grid. A soldier on guard atop a hill. Soldiers walk through a jungle. Men carry water containers. People get themselves registered. Identity cards of people on table. A soldier puts mark on nail of a woman. A soldier signs on an ID card. British High Commissioner in Malaya Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney disembarks a vehicle. He meets people. People come out of a truck. People get registered. People take oath. They learn military tactics.
Japanese troops and leaders surrender to the Allies in Japan after their defeat in World War II. Tanks being demolished during disarmament of Japan. United States troops advance with tanks. Japanese leaders surrender their swords and salute to the British in Malaya, Japan. Captured Japanese soldiers march on a dirt road amongst a heavy rainfall.
A film titled: 'Substitution and Conversion' on provision of supplies to soldiers in the European Theater during World War II. A slowly revolving relief globe. The Philippines on a map. Malaya, Borneo and Sumatra are also located. A large quantity of raw materials was lost at these places during the war. Exterior of the Pentagon building. Clerks working at their desks inside the building. A convoy of ships underway at sea. American soldiers in different types of uniforms. Soldiers stand in formation. Animated map shows that 7 tons of equipment is required for each American soldier. Tanks, trucks, storage tanks, supply trucks, ships and airplanes in the area. The soldiers firing guns. They advance along a battlefield. Animated map shows supply of war equipment to other places from the United States.
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.
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.
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.