City of Osaka, Japan soon after World War II. Bomb-out areas, railroad yards, and Osaka Canal. Aerial view of Osaka Castle and grounds.
Street views of Osaka, Japan soon after World War II. Views in downtown Osaka. People get on streetcar. Views of different street intersections. Various buildings.
Views of Japanese cities and lifestyle before World War II. Views of a train crossing the Osaka bridge, traffic on road, modern buildings, towers and industries in Osaka. Aerial views, elevated building views, and views from boat moving in water and under bridges busy with traffic including streetcars or trolleys. Mass calisthenics by girls and school children who work in a cotton textile factory. Views of buildings of the textile factory as well as dormitory buildings that house the Japanese workers of the factory. Men and women workers entering factory or housing areas of the manufacturing plant. Women workers at cotton spinning machines and automated loom devices on massive factory production floor. Massive bolts of finished cotton cloth and fabric are completed in production at the factory as men and women workers watch and tend. Department store crowds browse modern goods in department stores of Tokyo and Osaka. Shoppers ride an escalator to upper floors of a modern department store. A woman examines a bolt of cloth presented by a deparment store worker. Shoppers eat in a cafe restaurant. Underground views of subway system bringing shoppers from near and far. Train at subway station. Point of view shot from front of electric train riding on tracks of subway system. Train system from Osaka to Kobe is shown running, and views of boats at sea and beaches in sight of the railroad lines.
Aerial view of Hiroshima in Japan after the atomic bombing. Destroyed buildings and debris all around the area. Japanese civilians walk on streets of Hiroshima with umbrellas. Wrecked buildings and a few isolated structures in the city. Aerial views of the city of Nagasaki in Japan after Atomic bombing. Citizens walk in paths through the rubble. Abandoned fire fighting equipment is seen. Aerial view of Osaka burned by fire bombs, Fleet of destroyed Japanese ships at Kure (Japanese Naval Base). Destroyed buildings and debris in Tokyo. Civilians walk on streets. Emperor's Imperial Palace, untouched by bombing. Japanese citizens bow and pay homage outside the palace. American planes patrol overhead. United States soldiers freed from Ofuna, an infamous Japanese-operated prison camp outside of Tokyo. Camp buildings at Ofuna Prison Camp seen and a group of freed American soldiers celebrates the liberation. A camp Ofuna guard bowing as freed American soldiers exit the camp.
Japanese people near stations in Japan. In Osaka : people on a street. People at a station. Two men talk. People wait for streetcars. People load the streetcars in front of the station. People walk around at the station. In Tokyo : people wait for trains and walk along streets.
Bomb damaged cities of Japan. Ruins in Nagasaki, attacked with an atomic bomb three days after Hiroshima. City of Osaka destroyed by conventional aerial bombardment. Fleet of ships in water at Kure.