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Contrast between Chinese and Japanese national aspirations before Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II

Film reviews China's 4 thousand years of history. Bucolic China scene of mountains, woods, and a farmer plowing with oxen. A mass of Chinese people tightly packed together as they walk along a narrow alleyway in a town. Fleeting glimpses of two Chinese soldiers; a child; a woman; a woman and child; and numerous other Chinese people in a montage splayed across a background of moving crowds. An open book of Chinese characters. Mariners compass superimposed on an moving image of oceanliner. Views of several large scale astralobes and world globes. A Chinese worker placing porcelainware in an oven for glazing. A man spooning gunpowder into a dish, followed by glimpse of a Chinese firework igniting. Chinese paper Dragon and street celebrations. A book entitled: "Analects of Confucius," in which, on page 105, is found the admonition: "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." Ancient statues of two men and of two riderless horses behind them. Tall Chinese pagodas. Chinese artillery field pieces firing. Chinese troops advancing in several situations during conflict with Japan. Map of china and illustration of Japanese Samuri warrior emblazoned across it. A book entitled: "The Tanaka Memorial,(Japan's Dream of World Empire)." A Still photograph of Japanese Foreign Minister Baron Tanaka Giichi in military uniform, with other Japanese officers. Excerpts shown, ostensibly from this book. Emperor Hirohito is seen with Baron Tanaka, and other officers, all in military uniforms, in front of a tent, circa 1928. Automated map ostensibly illustrates the elements of a Japanese plan of conquest, starting with Manchuria for raw materials; the absorption of China for manpower; followed by a sweep South for riches of the Indies and Australia; and lastly a sweep Eastward to crush the United States. More views of crowds of Chinese people are followed by an. animated map illustrating early World War 2 events, including Nazi Operation Barbarosa against Russia, approved by Hitler in 1940, and the Nazi occupations of Denmark, Norway, and other European countries. (Note: Actual existence of the so-called "Tanaka Memorial Imperialist Conquest Plan" is a subject of debate among historians.)

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Platinum is mined and mixed with silver and gold to produce alloy, Russia.

Describes raw materials used in telephone manufacturing. The map shows a location of Russia. Platinum mined in the dredges of Ural Mountain streams. Hand examines crushed platinum ore in a bowl. Mixture of silver, gold and platinum is melted and poured into mold. The resultant alloy bar is placed between samples of gold, silver and platinum on a table. Animation shows use of the alloy in a telephone instrument.

Date: 1928
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eisfeld-Valier rocket propulsion system tests using simple chassis with steel wheels running on narrow gauge railroad.

July 17, 1928, Friedrichshohe, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Trial run of an Eisfeld-Valier propulsion system on a simple rail car (chassis mounted on steel wheels) running on the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway ,in central Germany. A man fits rocket boosters in the chassis. A flag marks the start point. The car leaves the start point and attains speed of over 100 Km per hour. Spectators stand near the track. July 25, 1928. Another trial run of the rocket-propelled rail car. Men near Eisfeld-Valier-Rak-1propelled rail car on tracks. Men fit rocket boosters in the car. The boosters are ignited. The car attains a speed of 180 Km per hour. July 26, 1928. Official speed run of the Eisfeld-Valier-Rak 1rail car at Stiege, Germany. On this third run, the car reached 180 km / hr but continues its strong acceleration, causing it to derail and fly off the track at a speed estimated to be 300 Km per hour.

Date: 1928, July 17
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
At a recognition ceremony in 1928, Thomas Edison operates the first tinfoil phonograph he invented.

Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.

Date: 1928, October 20
Duration: 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sesquicentennial celebration of Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii

Sesquicentennial celebration of Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii: (1778-1928) held in the Hawaiian Islands, August 15 to 21, 1928. Monmouth-class British armored cruiser underway en route to Hawaii. Royal Hawaiian flag draped on tripod of submerged tablet, marking the site of Cook's demise. (The inscription reads: "Near this spot Captain James Cook, R.N., was killed, Feb. 14, 1779.") Smoke seen rising from naval guns on the British cruiser, in Kealakekua Bay, firing 21-gun salute. Camera pans over to the battleship, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) also firing her guns in salute. A group of British buglers plays "The Last Post," during the ceremony. U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis and Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Wallace R. Farrington, step into a Hawaiian outrigger canoe for a short trip across the bay. Next they are seen stepping from the canoe, to a Navy launch tied at the dock in Napoopoo, and thence to the dock, itself. Change of scene shows Secretary Davis and Governor Farrington, with many other guests at a traditional Hawaiian Luau. There Secretary Davis is also seen delivering remarks to the gathering.

Date: 1928, August 18
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Science fiction filming and actual rocket-related activities and events in Germany

A 1940 movie entitled "Weltraum Schiff I Startet Eine Technische Fantasie" (Space Ship I launches a technical fantasy). Imaginary view of moon shining over Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen in the future. Views of a huge hangar and industrial complex with a rocket on a launch pad. A large crowd is gathered and listens to a technician speak about a moon rocket.project. Supposedly, the director of the Friedrichshafen airship shipyard speaks to some reporters about aircraft, flying, rocketry, and space travel, while speaking about manned rocket flight to the moon. He answers questions from members of the press corps. Animated pictures show critical distance for escaping earth's gravity and other aspects of a moon flight. Posters of various German Dornier airplanes line the briefing room, including: a circa 1937 Dornier Do 17; Dornier Do 24 3-engined flying boat; Do-X 6-engined flying boat; Dornier Do J II Wal; Dornier Do-19 aircraft; Dornier Do-18 push-pull twin engine flying boat, and the mammoth Do-X twelve-engine flying boat with its date, 1929, stenciled on the bottom of its left wing. From this point on, the narrator continues speaking but the images are of actual applications of rocketry to land vehicles and aircraft. View of a small rocket fired from a tilted trough type launcher. A sign warns about fire explosives ("Vorsicht Mit Feuer SprengstoffI"). Igniter being wired to rockets on the Opel RAK-2 rocket propelled car. Max Valier sitting in his rocket propelled car Valier RAK-6. Fritz Von Opel sitting in his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2. Fritz Von Opel driving his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2 at Avus track in Berlin on May 23, 1928. A sign above the seating area reads: "Zeitnahme" (Timekeeping). Driven by 24 solid-fuel rockets, the car raises smoke and dust in its wake as it reaches a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Brief view of the Opel-Sander Opel RAK-.3 Zopeltra rocket rail rider racing along a track in 1928. The Opel-Sander RAK-1 rocket propelled airplane on a launching rail. With Opel at the controls, It fires up and takes off in a cloud of smoke, at Frankfurt-am-Main airport, on 30 September 1929. A rocket test resulting in failure, as the rocket tumbles to the ground after rising only a short distance after launch. Men gather around a liquid oxygen tank as it fuels a rocket car driven by Max Valier. His white car is seen speeding along the ramp of an airport, past a twin engine high-wing monoplane. Next, Valier is seen in April 1930, smiling as he sits in his liquid rocket propelled car, surrounded by spectators. Glimpse of a rocket vehicle on a railway, as it fires up sending a cloud of smoke that obscures the scene completely. A poster showing starry sky and reading:"Die Erreichbarkeit Der Himmelskorper" (The accessibility of the celestial body). Fingers working rapidly on an arithmetic calculator. Fumes rising from a beaker of liquid oxygen. A technician (hands only, seen) pours liquid into one of a number of beakers in a laboratory. It produces a chemical reaction causing dark smoke to rise from the beaker. (World War II period).

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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