A large gathering of rural Koreans in hilly country. U.S. and Republic of Korea military officers stand behind a U.S. Major General who speaks to the gathering. Rural workmen erect frames of dwellings. Views of the local people, men women and children. Local Koreans are seen walking past several dwellings near completion. Two Korean children draw water from a stream, using cans tied to a pole.
Rustic homes are seen.
Inauguration ceremony to open railroad link Southward, from Soviet Trans-Siberian Railroad, at Naushki, to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and thence to Tsining, China. Men connecting the two rail lines. They use levers and a screwjack device. Men push a rolling measuring device to check accuracy of rail track width. Mountains in the background. A railway station with pictures of Soviet leaders. A large crowd of local peoples gathered for the festivities. They carry flags and pictures of Chinese, Mongolian, and Soviet leaders, including Mao Tse Tung, ,Dashiyn Damba, Voroshilov ,Lenin, and Stalin. A large reviewing stand holding a number of dignitaries, and displaying pictures of Dashiyn Damba, Voroshilov, and Mao. Several Soviet officers seen. Chinese and Soviet spokesmen make short speeches, after which the Chinese spokesman cuts a ribbon to officially open the railroad link Behind him, in the background, is seen a map of the railroad connection going South, from the Soviet Union,toward Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A woman railroader waves a flag and gives a signal. A train decorated with pictures of Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, Dashiyn Damba, Mao Tse Tung,and the Soviet, Mongolian, and Chinese flags, moves over the tracks. Soviet rail line construction in snow: A crane places something intoa truck. Field engineers refer to a map. A bulldozer levels the ground. A crane places a section of prefabricated track on the new roadbed. View of newly laid track.
Officials from Inner Mongolia visit Tokyo, Japan during World War II. Prince Teh and Foreign Minister Ch'u Min-i of Inner Mongolia arrives by train in Tokyo and are greeted by Japanese officers. The Prince and the Foreign Minister walk through a crowd at the station. An official speaks before microphone.
Rich grasslands of Mongolia .Lumbering being carried on and logs of wood being loaded onto a cart. A Mongolian man shearing a sheep for wool at a sheep ranch. Wool being collected in a cart. A group of camel graze in a field. A Caravan of camel carts moves through the grass fields.
British flag flying over a walled compound. Signs on compound wall in Russian and Chinese. French flag flies over a building of the "Thrift and Investment, Finance and Trust Corporation." A chinese man shines shoes of a Westerner. A Chinese traditional health practitioner works at a table covered with cloth containing an image of a human figure with various points on the body annotated. The cloth contains many other Chinese formulaic writings. He appears to be writing a prescription for a woman. Several Chinese boys play on a windswept sidewalk. An infant crawls behind them. Two Chinese women walk in a deserted street, with their toddler children. A bird sits in a cage hanging over the sidewalk. A horse and wagon stand at the curb, Two horses and wagons are seen at a curb with a foal apparently sleeping between them. Views of men playing Mahjong inside a sidewalk parlor. Others watch. Farmers filling barrels of water while their cattle-drawn wagons stand in a stream.
Annual opium profits of $15,000,000 in Sui Yuan, Mongolia. Mongolian Monarch and ruler of opium-rich area, General Ma Fuxiang, seated with his family. The multi-millionaire opium king celebrates birthday with his private army maintained to guard a large territory. Mongolian people in an opium field. The poppy seed of the opium flower. A man inspects a poppy flower. A massive wooden water wheel pulling water from a canal and transporting it to a high ramp which runs down to irrigate large poppy fields.