Russian people in Gorky, Russia. People at a fair. A baker in the fair. A small baby seal in a pool. Children enjoy themselves on vintage amusement park rides including swings, ferris wheel and merry-go-round. They buy ice-cream form a vendor with a wheeled cart. Aerial view of Industries and factories in the area. Circa 1929-1930.
Men and women parachute jumpers make throngs below gasp in thrilling mass sky drill in Moscow, Russia. Radio-engine bi-winged Russian aircraft of the early 1930s in flight. A large number of Russian parachutists jump from ANT-6s. A large crowd looks up at sky. Large number of parachutists jumping and landing on the ground. A Russian girl talks after a parachute jump.
Japanese army officers examining foreign military equipment. A Japanese worker employing electric drill developed in a Western country. The Japanese freighter, Tatsuno Maru, loading scrap iron at a port in the United States. Other Japanese freighters loading coal and oil for shipment back to Japan. View of the Washington Naval Conference in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, DC, held in 1921-22 and again in 1927 and 1930, to deal with several lingering issues. Glimpse of Japanese people holding flags while gathered near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Glimpse of Japanese army troops on parade. Japanese Navy warships at sea. A fleet of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers and Nakajima Ki-27 pursuit planes, parked on an airfield. A loose formation of Ki-27s airborne. Animated map illustrates Japanese fortification of Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall islands in the Pacific. Animated map illustrating China's greater size and population vis-a-vis Japan. Animated map illustrating Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931. New York Times newspaper with headline "Japs Seize Manchuria" hovers over fires burning in Manchuria. Other newspaper headlines reporting on Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia; the Spanish civil war; surrender of Czechoslovakia; invasion of Poland; Nazi assaults on France, Belgium, and the Netherlands; the London Blitz; and Nazi advances against Russia on the Eastern Front. Fnally, a Boston Hearald extra edition headline reports: "Pearl Harbor Bombed." A still photograph of Japanese Baron Tanaka Giichi (on left) with two other dignitaries, circa 1929. Japanese infantry streaming into Manchuria and then celebrating as they walk into local town. A busy street in a Chinese city. Japanese soldiers in Manchuria escorting local prisoners along a street. Animated map illustrating Japananese warships surrounding harbor of Shanghai, China. View from a Japanese ship bombarding Shanghai. Smoke rising from shell striking on Shanghai waterfront. View from land of severely damaged buildings on a street, and a shell exploding in background, as Chinese defenders move to successfully repel the Japanese forces. New map illustrates subsequent Japanese move, annexing Jehol, from occupied Manchukuo, and Korea. Japanese troops entering a town in Jehol. Sun newspaper headline: "League Censures Japan." Chinese diplomat protesting at League of Nations. Japanese troops exiting railroad trains in Jehol. Aisin Gioro Puyi aka Henry Pu Yi, Kangde Emperor (Kang-te Emperor) of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, is seen saluting Japanese troops on parade. Closeup of Puyi wearing shaded glasses, looking directly into the camera. chiang Kai-shek, with other Chinese officers. Reenactment of barbarian forces riding against China and thwarted by the Great Wall. Many Chinese walking in a long line along the Great Wall. Map tracing the Great Wall across China. Aerial view of the Great Wall from overflying airplane. Japanese troops marching through a city gate; infantry climbing a sheer cliff; and helmeted Japanese soldiers marching past civilians in a city. Map illustrated progress of Chinese unification by year 1937. Japanese officers conferring during occupation. Japanese troops leave a barracks, riding in open trucks. A line of the troop trucks moving along the dirt street of a town. The troops climb from their trucks in the town.
Theater Square and other places in Moscow, Russia. The view of Moscow at night. Brightly lit buildings and signs of Theater Square, including a lit Soviet hammer and sickle symbol. Audience in a theatre building. A woman dances. Men play musical instruments. Other people also perform. A group of men dances traditional Russian dances. Clubhouses for workers. Interior of a clubhouse. Men play chess. People dance in the night club. A symphony orchestra plays. Traffic on a street including streetcars, horse carriages, and pedestrians. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's house known as Yasnaya Polyana, and the surrounding park area near Tula, Russia. Avenue of Birch trees leading to the house. Exterior and interior views of the house. A picture of Tolstoy. Elevated, sweeping views of countryside near Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana home.
Training of Russian students in Russia. A man works on a pole line. Individual training to the students is given. Boys in a yard at a machine. Students seated in a field. A man instructs them. Buildings in the background. School boys and girls march. A band leads the parade.
Improvement and increase in manufacturing section in Russia. Factories and buildings in an area. Interior of a factory. Women work in the factory. The Russians prefer American machines. Men work on textile machines. Men and women work in the factories.