A film shows the Burma Road near Paoshan in Yunnan, China during World War II. Animated map shows the Burma Road and highlights Paoshan and Huitung Bridge. U.S. supply trucks moves along the road. Water of the Salween River flows over rocks. Chinese laborers stand along the Burma Road. A supply truck moves along the Burma Road on the side of a mountain.
A film shows the city of Paoshan in China which lies on the China-Burma border and near the Burma Road. Chinese students enter a building. A column of students marches. An ancient temple used as a dormitory. Chinese men read from books in a room. A temple used as a guest house.
Activities in Mengshih, China near the Burma Road during World War II. Animated map shows the Burma Road and highlights Mengshih, Paoshan and the Huitang Bridge. Chinese men work for malaria control in Mengshih. The head of Anti-Malaria Institute of the Chinese Government Dr. Y.C. Yao looks through a microscope in his office. A sign reads 'Malaria Laboratory Rockefeller Foundation Chefang, Yunnan, China' at laboratory facility founded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1939 with efforts from U.S. Secretary Henry Morgenthau. A Chinese doctor examines and treats a Chinese boy affected with malaria. Blood samples of children are taken from earlobe and put on slides, and then examined under a microscope in the laboratory. Chinese boys (the "health boys") fill pesticide spray cans and then spray pesticides in a narrow stream. Another worker spreads pesticide in powder form to control mosquitoes. A Chinese official instructs the boys working for malaria control. Chinese men inspect the area near bushes and inspect ladles filled with water samples. Chinese official Mr. Chen meets Mrs. Sweet, the wife of a Rockefeller Institute physician.
A film shows the Burma Road near Paoshan in Yunnan, China during World War II. Chinese workers at work on the Burma Road. Katchin men and women carry logs with loads on both the ends of the logs. Katchin women pose. A supply truck moves along the Burma Road.
A film shows Shan tribe people near Paoshan in Yunnan, China. Shan tribe women carry poles on shoulders with load on both the ends. Tribesmen carry hut structures. Buddhist monks walk out of a building carrying clay pots. The brother and the chief aide of the local head gets into a car.
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.