A film justifying Japanese fight in mainland China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japanese soldier looks through binoculars. Soldiers on horsebacks advance. Army jeeps move along a field. The Great Wall of China. Japanese troops fire artillery. Aircraft in flight. Japanese soldiers in prone positions. The troops fire from a trench. They load artillery gun with shells on a field. A map of China highlights puppet state of Manchukuo in Manchuria established by Japan in 1932. Celebrations in Manchukuo showing Japanese troops and a band along the streets. Children march holding flags.
Several men stroll along a path in the park, on a warm day, in Harbin china. A pavilion is seen, decorated with small flags of many nations, including, among others:Japan; Turkey; the United states; Egypt; Greece; and Great Britain. (Although the United States and most other nations did not ever formally recognize the independent State of Manchukuo, the U.S. and others maintained consulates in Harbin and had a number of their citizens residing there.) Attendees walk to seats in an open theater in the park. It contains seats and benches. A formation of Japanese biwing bombers flies overhead. Tables for Manchuckuo officials and special guests are on a raised platform. The backdrop is decorated with two crossed flags of the new Manchukuo, flanking a picture of its new leader, Manchurian former emperor of China, Aisin-Gioro Pu-Yi, aka "Henry Pu-Yi." The event proceeds with speeches and applause from the attendees. Two large Manchukuo flags are stretched out from the gateway of the park. A tram (street car) passes along tracks and powered by overhead electric wires. The tram is decorated with numerous small flags. Local people are seen going about their routine business on the streets. The flag of Manchuckuo flying on a flag pole.
Homemade sign strung on a post in front of a house flying a Japanese flag. Japanese characters, beginning with characters for "Japan," written on a portal. Two women walk out of a compound. One carries a string instrument (possibly a sanxian). A gateway Topped by flag of Manchukuo. A cosmopolitan group of people enjoying themselves in a park with benches, trees and gardens. Closeup of several children sitting on a park bench. A shop showing Japanese and Manchurian paper flags. Soldiers drilling on parade field. Japanese officers and officials lined up in front of a walled compound. Two Japanese flags fly at the entrance. Scene shifts to inside the compound, where several soldiers receive awards, as others stand in formation, and several bystanders observe. Persons of various ethnic groups walk through a gateway, together. Camera pans across them as they stand holding booklets related to their collective education activity.
Pan of a military compound. A Unit of cavalry, carrying the flag of Manchukuo, exits a military base. A wind sock flies in breeze at airbase. Two Japanese military biplanes take off. Japanese flag flying on very high flag pole. A well-tended military building, with sand bagged sentry post at the entrance. Japanese officers on horseback observe a troop of cavalry parading loosely along a dirt street. They carry the Japanese flag. Closeup of the senior officer saluting the passing troop. A line of Japanese Type 94 tankettes moves along a dirt street. Horses being loaded on a wooden ferry for transport across a river, as a type 94 tankette enters the water and proceeds along the river. vies of the flat ferry carrying the horses. three tankettes moving along in the river. A train at station platform. Japanese soldiers and others on the platform. Sign at station reads Manchuria, in Cyrillic and Chinese. Manchukuo flag atop train station building. A beach scene, with hills across the water. A sentry
on a lookout tower atop a building. Mounted Japanese cavalrymen with their officers on a hill overlooking the water.
Large crowds out on roads in warm weather, waving Japanese flags to celebrate creation of Manchukuo, a new independent (Japanese puppet) State renamed from Manchuria. Japanese officers on horseback move through the crowded street between rows of local people celebrating the new Government. .People move in procession waving Japanese flags. Japanese soldiers wave from buses moving on the street. Scene of the entire town filled with celebrating people.
Flag of the Soviet-administered Chinese Eastern Railway, flying over the Harbin train station in Manckukuo. (It contains Manchukuo canton and small hammer, sickle, and star on the field.) Many cars waiting outside the station building. Overview of the city. Saint. Sofia Cathedral of Harbin seen clearly. Shoppers and pedestrians walking on crowded sidewalk under many electric power wires strung overhead. Japanese flag displayed at corner shop. Various ethnic peoples seen on sidewalks. Kitayskaya Street (China Street) lined with buildings and stores. Patrons seated on veranda of a restaurant overlooking the Songhua River. Boats on the river and bridge in far background. Closeup showing that some are houseboats in the river. Western persons in bathing attire on a sandy beach at the river. (No other ethnic groups are represented.) Sun sparkling on the water. Two Western men row a boat with a woman in the back seat. A couple of small day-sailor boats are seen under sail. View of railroad bridge over the Songhua River. A sidewheeler boat flying the Japanese Rising Sun Naval Ensign flag.