British troops aid Federation of Malaya civilians in building a town. Huts under construction. A native man digging with a hoe. Women carrying supplies and children in baskets. The village being completed. Views of workers in the fields, feeding livestock including chickens and pigs. Sign over a store reads, "Layang Resettlement Cooperative Trading Co." Interior of the store as the shop keeper issues food to a woman beside a set of scales. Another building labeled "Dispensary" and inside where a doctor examines a child's leg as the child is held by a native woman. Children being instructed in a classroom. A man standing on a porch addressing a crowd of gathered civilian men. All the men raise their hands in response to a question. Armed Malayan men patrolling a perimeter fence against rebels from the Malayan Communist Party.
A Malayan Communist Party food cache, discovered by British and Malaysian troops in a wooden sided room beside a car garage. Supplies shown include medicines, Tea Pot brand sweetened condensed milk, Arrow Brand biscuits, Eveready batteries with the Nine Lives logo, and candles.
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.