Russians greet first Americans arrivals in Mukden, Manchuria during end of World War II. Russians greet Americans. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator in the background.
Japanese prisoners of war work under guards in Mukden, Manchuria during last days of World War II. General camp area, prison kitchen in the background. Former American POWs (prisoners of war) Brigadier General Charles C. Drake, Staff sergeant Frank A. Pechek. Japanese POWs work under guards. Japanese details march to stations. American staff including American GI, Melcolm D. Russell check Japaneses rifles. Former POW's Major George Parker, Jr. and Brigadier General Lewis C. Beebe. MKK factory where American POWs worked, general camp area. Latrine, accidentally bombed by U.S. during war, where 19 American POWs died. Japanese filling in foxholes to make baseball diamond.
Showing change of prisoners from American to Japanese in Mukden, Manchuria during last days of World War II. Former POW (prisoners of war) Constant J. Wasilewaki, surviving POWs from cattle boat in which 1,623 POWs left the Philippines but only 400 reached Japan. Survivors of Bataan "Death March" includes Lieutenant Colonel Tarpley, Trspnell, Wilson and Lieutenant C.Y. Christis, men of 200th Coast Artillery corps. American prisoners of war Criville A. Johnson, Robert E. Butler worth play bass and guitar that they made while in prison. Cartoon called 'Changie- Changie' drawn by Benny Pinson, depicting change of prisoners from American to Japanese. Prison wall. High tension wire on top. Lieutenant Christie stack Red Cross carton atop pile. Japanese prisoners carry supplies under guard.
American prisoners are evacuated in Mukden, Manchuria during last days of World War II.
US Army Air Force B-24 Liberator as propellers turn. POWs (prisoners of war) standing beside the plane and read magazines. American POWs being evacuated, POWs board the plane. They wave from inside.
A Japanese militaristic propaganda film about the material and spiritual strength of Japan. Narration by General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki. Map of Asia. Image of an artillery shell followed by animation of large blotch marks covering large sections of Asia. Scenes of Japanese troops marching in countryside and on railway beds. Sign in English 'Soochow'. Troops loaded into open rail cars and a steam engine pulling the train out of a station. Troops resting along a roadway, with civilians walking by among them. Some of the soldiers water and care for the horses. Many signs in Japanese in an urban center. Some depict warfare and conquering of territory. It appears to depict the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria known as the Mukden Incident or the Manchurian Incident, part of the Second Sino-Japanese War. A parade on a city boulevard, with leaflets dropped everywhere blowing on the ground. A dragon costume controlled by many people. Children marching in a group. A regiment of Japanese soldiers marching in formation. An entrance way covered by the angled, draped flags of Japan and Manchukuo.
After brief opening scenes of U.S. ships bombed in Pearl Harbor in 1941, the clip recounts Japanese invasion of China following the September 1931 Mukden Incident, and diplomatic League of Nations efforts in 1932 to diffuse the situation. Japanese troops invade Manchuria and China. Japanese troops march with rifles in hands. Board at League of Nations entrance reads 'Societe De Nations'. Guards in uniform stand in front of a gate. Members attend the League of Nations meeting. Japanese delegates leave after resigning. Japanese air raid in China. Japanese troops invade Shanghai. Fleet of Japanese aircraft in flight. They bomb over Chinese targets. Chinese troops moving in mass on the Great Wall of China.