A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
The stern wheel steamer steamship WL Quinlan underway at the Mississippi river, United States. A man at the controls of the steamer. The steamer underway at the Mississippi river. Mountains and trees in the background. Buildings in the foreground. Smoke rise from the stacks of steam ship. The stern wheel of the steamer.
The stern wheel steamship WL Quinlan underway at the Mississippi river in the United States. A sign board reads: 'Mississippi river'. The stern wheel steam ship WL Quinlan underway at the river. Smoke rise from the stacks of the steamer. The stern wheel of the steamer. Houses in the background.
The Mississippi river in the United States. A boat anchored at the Mississippi river bank. A tree in the area. Aerial view of the river bank.
The stern wheel steamer Mark Twain at the Mississippi river bank in the United States. The steamer Mark Twain steamship stops at the bank of the Mississippi river river. Trees on the bank of the river. Men standing at the river bank awaiting the arrival of the steamer. The men board the steam ship.
The steamer Mark Twain underway on the Mississippi river in the United States. A boat anchored at the river bank. The steamship Mark Twain underway on the Mississippi river in the background. The stern wheel of the steam ship operates. Trees in the background. A bridge over the river.