Allied troops participate in a victory parade in Rangoon, Burma towards the end of World War II. The troops of the United States, British forces of Australia, New Zealand and China are gathered on a grassy field. They stand in formation and parade on the field. An artillery gun is fired in honor. Dignitaries review the parade.
Signing of the surrender treaty by Japanese General at Burma Government House in Rangoon towards the end of World War II. The British delegation take their places at the conference table in the Government House. British Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning, Lord Mountbatten's Chief of Staff, explains surrender terms. The British officers present documents to Japanese Lieutenant General T Numata. General Numata signs the documents, after which General Browning signs.
U.S. Army Air Force bombers strafe Japanese targets in Indo-China during World War II. U.S. bombers in formation drop 30 lb bombs Malaybalay on Mindanao in Burma. Explosions on ground create huge smoke cloud as the Japanese barracks get destroyed. U.S. 10th Air Force drops 500lb RDX bombs on Toungoo destroying the Mandalay-Rangoon railroad line. U.S. Bombers drop bombs on Japanese positions in Philippines. Japanese supply base in China Yungcheng destroyed completely by U.S. bombers strafing.
A documentary titled 'Fall of Rangoon'. Soldiers of British Indian 50th Parachute Division board aircrafts for airborne attacks on Rangoon,Burma. Soldiers of 26th Indian Regiment reach the banks of river Rangoon in boats as large number of Burmese welcome them. Soldiers march into the city without encountering enemy. Allied forces capture the city.
Animated map shows Indian Ocean,with Bay of Bengal; Ceylon; India and cities of Madras and Calcutta; and Burma and city of Rangoon. Two Japanese aircraft carriers are seen in waters off Rangoon, during World War 2. Officers aboard looking through binoculars. Antiaircraft guns on one of the carriers. A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M (zero/Zeke) airplane is readied and takes off from the carrier, followed by another. Several are seen flying in formation over the city of Rangoon. Sounds of explosions and smoke rising, as the Japanese bomb the city. Black smoke from exploding flak is also seen. Scene shifts to a Japanese warship firing 5.5 inch guns at a British ship which is hit by shellfire. The ship explodes emitting dense white smoke, and sinks from sight. Three A6M Zeros fly overhead. Aerial view of a British ship being bombed, and burning.
Rangoon, Burma, under Japanese occupation during World War 2. Japanese propaganda film states, in Japanese, that Volunteer Corps is building a 'New 'Burma,' and that Volunteer corps training illustrates how people can enjoy and manage their freedom from the British. Burmese gather at open market in front of a hotel in Rangoon. Words "On Look Hotel" appear along with Japanese lettering on the hotel front. Several Japanese soldiers mingle amongst the crowd at an open market. All manner of foods and goods being sold. Women display fabrics. Crowd gathered in grandstand of stadium to watch Volunteer Corps training and parade. Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda), Buddhist temple seen in background. Japanese officer stands on steps and salutes as Volunteer Corps pass in review. Their most notable weapon is a machine gun mounted in a wagon.