Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
A U.S. propaganda film about Japan during World War 2 depicts psychology and living habits of Japanese people. Japanese mythology explains the origin of the Imperial Family. Japanese people celebrate the 2600 anniversary of mythological founding of Japan in 1940. Men, women and children parade with Japanese flags. A huge crowd gathers for the celebration. United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull visits Japan. Secretary Hull arrives in a conference to discuss about peace in the Pacific Theater. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt speaks about the diplomatic efforts to maintain peace in the Pacific Theater. President Roosevelt seated on a ship with General Douglas MacArthur on one side and Admiral Chester Nimitz on the other. Japanese Ambassador Nomura hands a document to Ambassador Hull after the attack on the Pearl Harbor had actually begun one hour earlier (unbeknownst to the meeting attendees). The document states the Japanese Government's wish to continue negotiations for peace. Scenic views in Japan. Japanese people in Japan. Japanese soldiers in China comitting atrocities against Chinese. Two men shot at point blank range and bodies of Chinese children seen following attacks.
Pictures taken by military and news cameramen during World War 2. The Battle of the Mediterranean at Malta: Smoke from burning buildings. Explosion due to bombardment. British soldiers look through binoculars, confirm target, take aim and fire antiaircraft guns at Nazi planes in flight. Nazi aircraft drop bombs. Japan: Japanese Emperor Hirohito reviews Japanese troops. Japanese troops, tanks, artillery and cavalry parade. Japanese bombers strike Pearl Harbor on 7 December, 1941. Civilians run for cover. Burning U.S. warships. Debris removed from the Harbor. U.S. troops mobilize for the War. Australia: U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur arrives to take command of the Pacific Theater. New Guinea: The jungle campaign. U.S. troops advance over rough terrain. Natives run for cover as huts burn down. Australian and U.S. soldiers in combat. Smoke due to fire on a hill. Soldiers help wounded comrades through the New Guinea mud. Natives carry war equipment.
Japanese international activities during 1931-1945. Opening scene shows Japanese troops embarking on ships bound for an invasion of Manchuria, in 1931. Officers walking on the dock, amongst the departing troops. Scenes of explosions and destruction. Views of Shanghai during Japanese attacks in 1937. Destroyed buildings. Civilian dead lying in the streets. Japanese soldiers racing along a street in a three wheeled motorcycle vehicle. Change of scene shows Japanese diplomat Yosuke Matsuoka addressing a League of Nations meeting in 1933, after that body adopted a report blaming Japan for events in Manchuria. He objects to that action and then leads his delegation in walking out of the meeting. View of Japanese delegates in top hats and bowler hats exiting the building. Scene shifts to Japanese forces firing artillery and machine guns in Manchuria.They wave large Japanese flag victoriously after a battle. The next scene shows Italian forces occupying Ethiopia and raising the flag of the Kingdom of Italy, as Italian troops salute, presenting arms of rifles with fixed bayonets. Axis leaders celebrate the 1940 Tripartite Pact between German, Italy and Japan. The festivities take place in a hall displaying the three nation's flags on the walls. A large number of persons attend including Japan's Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo, seen with two celebrants. Scene reverts to Chinese people trying to escape from invading Japanese forces. The refugees carry their belongings as they flee. Occasional shell burst is seen among advancing Japanese troops as Chinese soldiers put up resistance. Chinese soldiers firing artillery. In the U.S., Japanese envoys Kichisaburō Nomura and Saburō Kurusu are seen walking together into a building and entering a room inside. Next, are views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, with huge plumes of smoke obscuring the bombed U.S. battleships in the harbor. U.S. battleships in line formation in the Pacific during World War 2. Aerial view of U.S. warships moving in parallel. British ships augmenting the U.S. warships. Naval guns firing. U.S. amphibious assaults on Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Prisoners of the Japanese who suffered in the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur mingling with former prisoners and internees upon his return to Manila in 1944. Aerial views of Iwo Jima. Naval bombardment and amphibious assault of Iwo Jima. Numerous fallen Japanese soldiers. The iconic flag raising by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima. View of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. during the campaign on Okinawa, where he was killed in action. A Soldier being carried on a stretcher. Another throwing a hand grenade. U.S. soldier firing at a Japanese defender who falls out of his bunker. Large numbers of japanese prisoners of war assembled in a field. Japanese Kamikaze attacking U.S. warships off Okinawa. The sky filled with antiaircraft flak clouds. View of 40mm Bofors antiaircraft cannon firing and a Japanese plane falling and exploding on impact in the ocean.
Training of U.S. Army infantrymen in the United States in the year 1940. Infantrymen climb down a net during their physical training. Supplies are carried down. They do push ups on a field. They learn to advance on a field. They climb obstacles and cross obstacle courses. War scenes depict infantrymen advancing on the battlefields in the European and the Pacific Theater. They load and fire artillery.
U.S. propaganda war film about Japan and its people, and its intentions in World War 2. Actor narrator impersonates Japanese man and mocks Americans. Japanese people work to help Japan win war. Japanese people work on a farm. People in boats at a waterway. Sacred fishes in a pool. Soldiers hold Japanese flags as they cheer Bonzai in a victory celebration after battle. High altitude view of buildings in an area. Bombardment in a city. Destroyed houses, buildings and rubble on the ground of Japanese cities. U.S. warplanes fly in formation. Aerial view of a Japanese city. People walk on the street. Vehicles pass on street. Ship 'Argentina Maru' docked at a Japanese harbor. People sow rice seeds on the farm. Narrator (actor impersonating a Japanese person) mocks Americans as being soft. View in a U.S. town of cars parked along the sides of a main street. U.S. 1940's cars. Jockey's Ball banner. People queue at theater box office and in train stations. U.S. nightclubs, bars, and casinos. U.S. people at beach. Japanese industry and munitions factories. Ships underway at sea. U.S. Marines carry a dead soldier on stretcher. U.S. Marines coming ashore and Japanese soldiers fighting in Pacific islands such as Gualalcanal and Tarawa. Forces of both sides fire guns and artillery. Smoke from bombardment. Ragged Japanese forces surrendering to U.S. forces. Japan's best forces shown marching in formation and review. Young Japanese soldiers in training. Japanese children study in a school. Burning Japanese city following attack. Japanese citizen refugees flee; one woman crawls across a railroad track. Japanese exercise to stay fit. Japanese soldiers execute two men (China?). Prisoners held by Japan in forced labor; others executed. U.S. prisoners emaciated and injured in Philippines. Japanese soldiers deploy for war at train station.