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Shaanxi Province China 1939 stock footage and images

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Chinese people engaged in the daily chores in Shaanxi Province in China during World War II

Chinese civilians indulge in household work in China. A mountain valley in China. Small houses in the valley and on the foot of the mountains. Children play with three pigs in front of a house. A man separates grain. Women spins while children sit along with them. Many homes,called "Yaodongs"are created from hollowing out the sides of the mountains.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dugouts ("Yaodongs"),Huts and houses in a mountain valley where men graze domestic animals in a village of China.

Inhabitance in mountain village, Shaanxi Province, China. Houses carved out of mountain side (called "Yaodongs"). Valley under the foot of a mountain. Huts and houses in the valley. A man grazes domestic animals. A building in the village. Bactrian Camels loaded with luggage, a man walks along side.

Date: 1944
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Chinese men emerge from school carved out of a mountain and are instructed in outdoor class. They also exercise

Men study and exercise in China. Men come out of a "Yaodong" (carved out of a mountain side) school, each carrying a text book. They sit and listen to a teacher. Teacher writes on a board. Men seated as they write holding an ink pot in one hand. They all assemble in a ground and exercise.

Date: 1939
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Japanese troops advances in Hopeh province of north China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The Japanese Army advances in Hopeh province of North China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops march along a road. Equipment and troops move through shallow waters. Horses loaded with bags move through shallow waters. Japanese artillery being fired by the troops. Japanese tanks fire at the enemy positions. Aircraft overhead. A Chinese improvised armored train in Hubei captured by Japanese army forces. Wrecked and destroyed railroad trains. Japanese Army led by a group of American cars parade on the conquered Chinese city. Civilians wave flags and cheer. Japanese troops pass out food to the children.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from World War 1, and world events in the period between World War I and World War II.

Rail guns firing in World War 1. U.S. troops charging out of trenches. Allied gunners firing "French 75s" Allied twin-tailed biplane bombers. French Renault F17 tanks. Crowds in cities celebrate Armistice Day and end of World War I. Treaty of Versailles. Destruction of warships. Scenes of Paris. A pagoda in Japan. Temples in Siam, China, and Manchuria. Two Kayan women in Myanmar or Thailand perform a dance. Both Kayan women wear long brass coil neck rings. In the U.S., a boy hits a baseball and runs toward first base. Scenes of Japan invading Manchuria. Newspaper with headline: Henry Stimson denouncing Japan. U.S. Army troops dispel World War I veteran bonus marchers. Men lined up in bread line for unemployed during Great Depression. Brief shot of Gangsters in gun battle in an American city. Scenes of dust bowl in American with farmers and families heading West in caravans. Family standing by tent. Torchlight parade in Germany. Adolf Hitler with German President Hindenburg. Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Victor Lutze, at 1934 Nazi Rally in Nuremberg. Italian Caproni bombers over Ethiopia. Ethiopian tribesmen and Haile Selassie. U.S.Neutrality Act. American youths with a 1930 Ford coupe. Scenes from Civil war in Spain. Spanish Rebel forces in ground combat with Nationalist forces. German and Italian aircraft participate in bombing Spanish Nationalist targets in Spanish Civil War. Spanish civilians flee bombing, tend to wounded and dead victims following bombings. Italian Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Sparviero bombers. Crowds running for shelter. Women and children victims of bombing, some crying and in shock. Spanish General Francisco Franco arrives by train in southern France to meet with Hitler. View of Gallup Poll forms, and findings, with Americans against entering European war and preferring neutrality. Japanese planes and warships attack China. Naval Chinese civilians run for cover; bodies of Chinese in trucks. Japanese freighters, Buenos Aires and Tatsuno Maru, in U.S. ports being loaded with scrap iron and metals. Hitler, Goering and other officers in 1938. Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, Benito Mussolini, Count Ciano sign Munich Agreement. Hitler riding standing up in an open car during a rally in Germany. Elevated view of Los Angeles, then view of traffic on streets of Los Angeles California and newspapers being sold to pedestrians. Citizens in movie theater watching Confessions of a Nazi Spy. German-American Bund activities including outdoor rallies in the U.S., and an indoor rally in New York City at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Emperor Hirohito reviewing World War 2 troops of Japan. Japanese steel production and arms production in Japanese factories. The Hokoku Maru Japanese ship being launched with fanfare from Tama Shipyards on July 5, 1939. Meeting of United States Military Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in late 1939 to consider national defense matters. In meeting of Naval Affairs Committee, representative asks for increase of 25 percent in authorized naval tonnage.

Date: 1940
Duration: 11 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Lieutenant General Daniel I. Sultan explains why troops are needed in India and Burma during World War II

World War II film about the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theater of Operations. A soldier is seen filling out a form seeking information about him and inviting him to write in questions about anything he hadn't learned through normal information channels. Scene shifts to Information and Education Department of the Burma-India Command, where it is being processed by a soldier. Lieutenant General Dan I. Sultan, commander of Burma-India Theater, is seen next, seated at a desk, with wall map of the region behind him. He is appearing in an information film intended to inform troops under his command. He notes that more than half the troops who filled out the information form, asked why American troops were stationed in India and Burma. He refers to the recent recall of General Stillwell and the splitting of CBI into two theaters (China and India/Burma). He states that the purpose is a path toward Japan. An animated map shows China (that narrator notes has been fighting Japan since 1937). Animation shows Japan walling off China from the outside world, by seizing her ports, and then concentrating its grip on the Eastern part of the country. Without access by sea, the allies had only one option to assist China in the fight against Japan. That was to open the Burma Road. Film shifts to scenes of Japanese bombing of Shanghai and Chinese civilians abandoning the city. Wounded and injured Chinese fighting fires while tending casualties in an open area. Glimpse of Chinese soldiers near one of their few large artillery pieces. A gun crew manning one of her few antiaircraft guns. Chinese jam road in trek to the unoccupied provinces of the country. Chinese carrying casualties on stretchers, making do without ambulances. Chinese coping in the face of all kinds of shortages. In contrast, well supplied Japanese troops are shown in formation. Japanese troops, military vehicles and equipment are seen. Japanese firing machine guns and heavy artillery against Chinese positions. Japanese armor and long lines of troops engaged against the Chinese, who continue to resist in spite of shortages and hardship. Chinese soldiers without shoes, marching in a column.

Date: 1944, October 27
Duration: 5 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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