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.
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.
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.
Simulated warfare showing Japanese bombers attack British ships off the coast of British Malaya during World War II. A twin-engine Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bomber in flight over sea. Interior views of of the Mitsubishi G3M aircraft show Japanese pilots and crew looking from window using binoculars. The Japanese pilots talk into radio. Formation of Japanese bombers. The bombers pass through thin clouds. The interior of the aircraft shows a pilot wearing headphones. Others have towel bands around their heads and look down at the sea. Aerial view of three British ships underway. The ships change direction. Guns aboard the ships being fired. Japanese bombers attack and causes an explosion on a ship. More bombs are dropped. The ships exploded by bombs. Clouds of black smoke curl upward into the sky.