Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.
Clip opens with 8 October, 1952 scenes from the aftermath of the Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash in England, where the collision of a Scottish Express train and a commuter train, followed by another express train, killed 200 people outside of London, England. Destroyed British trains on the track. Rescue operations carried out. Injured carried away for medical help on litters. Scene changes to coast of England in early January 1952, as the United States freighter ship Flying Enterprise (formerly the SS Cape Kumukaki) founders to one side while underway in rough seas. The ship had battled to stay afloat for 8 days following structural damage and then shifting cargo. Captain of the ship Kurt Carlsen is honored at a ceremony for putting up a brave fight for eight days trying to get the ship to port across the rough sea.
A U.S. mine sweep boat operation off the coast of Wonsan in Korea. Five LCVPs ( Landing Crafts Vehicle Personnel ) on the well deck of a Landing Ship Dock( LSD )underway in the Sea of Japan. Water washes the deck of the LSD. LCVPs unload as a ramp is lowered. LCVPs underway at the sea. Men pull up the ramp of the LSD after the LCVPs have been unloaded.
Activities of Japanese people in Japan. An old Japanese man reads Japanese newspaper. Poster on lamp post about land possession. People at polling booth. They cast their votes in the booth and put ballet papers in box. Surveyors work on land for dividing it. They measure land. A man goes to an office and receives papers. Farmers pull out radishes from farm and make pile after washing. Women cut cabbages from farms. Farmers cut wheat crops, make bundles of it and load it onto carts. Men and women work on thrasher. Water filled rice paddies. Boats in sea. Men go to sea for fishing. They pull up net full of fishes. Boats and fishes at sea shore. Men shows tokens to an official, he collects it. People go to cooperative homes at night. They gather there to talk and discuss about their problems and share their views. Men on a boat in sea.
Film titled 'We The Japanese People', about Japan and Japanese prisoners of war returning home. Sun rises. Water dashes against rocks at the Japanese coast. Mount Fujiyama. Japanese POW (Prisoners of War) aboard ship. They sit and stand on ship at the Pacific shore. They shout and wave to people on the shore. POW disembark and walk with luggages. They sit on train and wave from windows. Crowd on a road of Tokyo. People at cross roads. Scene from rural Japan. Snow at mountains and land. People cross bridge over stream. Hut besides stream. Flowers bloom over Cherry trees. Small islands in sea. Ship underway at sea. Light house besides the sea. Boats at shore line. City in the background.
A U.S. mine sweep boat operation in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Wonsan in Korea. Two men of Underwater Demolition Team padding in a rubber boat toward a mine sweep boat. Men aboard a craft as they put a pig or a marking buoy over the side of the craft. A man puts a depressor over the side. A United States destroyer underway as it fires at the coast. A large spray of water in the foreground as the destroyer continues to fire in the background.