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Interiors of a citizens' public hall and men play billiards while an orchestra plays on Shodoshima Island in Japan.

A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall on Shodoshima Island in Japan. A view of hills and a valley. An orange tree. Flower beds on mountains. Children ride bicycles on a mountain road. A view of step farms. Aerial view of houses in a village. Children arrive at the citizens' public hall . Interiors of the hall . A tea set on a table. A charcoal brazier in the hall. A painting and a clock on a wall. People play billiards. Men hang a pamphlet on a wall. Men rehearse for a play. A young girl points towards an orchestra. The orchestra plays. Young girls play instruments.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Women perform Japanese traditional dance and others watch on Shodoshima Island in Japan.

A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall on Shodoshima Island in Japan. Women and men play instruments. Women and young girls dance in a circle. A film team leader with a cameraman shoots the dance from a hill. Other people sit in a circle and dance. A sailboat in a water body. A man at the rail of the boat. A light house on a hill top. Boats in an inland sea.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film tracing activities of General Douglas MacArthur from defeat of Japan in World War II through Korean War (1950)

Highlights covering General Douglas MacArthur, from 1945 through 1950. The Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Several Japanese bowing towards the Palace. General Douglas MacArthur exits a car in Tokyo and walks up steps to enter his headquarters in Japan. Emperor Hirohito walks between two U.S. sentries, as he leaves a building and enters his limousine. Japanese citizens form lines on streets to cast ballots in election.Several Japanese women voting. Exterior of the Japanese National Diet building. Interior with representatives seated. A farmer behind a cultivator, pulled by an ox, in a rice paddy. Japanese school children waving American and Japanese flags together, as MacArthur leaves his Tokyo headquarters, walks down steps, and enters car. MacArthur saluting at a military ceremony, where his wife, Jean MacArthur, and son Arthur are spectators. Explosions in hills, from American Patton tank shelling North Korean positions in Korean War. American soldiers firing a mortar; infantry advancing along sides of road; and American tank commander rendering first aid to wounded comrade. United States Air Force (USAF) C-47 transport aircraft ferrying American troops into Korea, from Japan. American infantry marching across a bridge; firing mortars and rifles; and advancing on foot across fields. American troops on trucks followed by a Patton medium tank. MacArthur meeting troops on river boat; riding in a jeep; being briefed by U.S. officer in the field; examining a knocked out tank; and decorating U.S. troops in winter. Closeup of MacArthur in winter gear with his circle of five stars pined into a fur cap. Views of U.S. amphibious landing at Inchon (or Incheon) in Korean War. MacArthur watching from a ship offshore. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, reading message of appreciation to General MacArthur and shaking hands with him at the podium. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pinning a medal on General MacArthur,on Wake Island in October, 1950.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the United States. Farms, cities, highways, and beaches. Destruction in Japan by atomic bomb. U.S. infantry in combat

Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tracing the opening of Japan to the outside world, from the time of the Shogun, to the modern era.

Symbolically Japanese Shogun secured the island empire from the outside world, as illustrated by a model with a fence around Japan. A model of early steamship and figures represent the visit to Japan of Commodore Matthew Perry, of the United States, in 1853, which resulted in a treaty opening Japan to broader commerce with the outside world. Japanese women read newspapers. Japanese Prime minister Hideki Tojo. Japanese Women as recruits. Japanese troops march. Japanese men and women queue up to vote.1950.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
History of U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division and its role in the Korean War.

Sergeant Stuart Queen of the U.S. Army introduces a film about the 3rd Infantry Division. He turns to Audie Murphy, the most combat decorated soldier of World War 2, seated beside him, who is now a film star, but still active as a Captain in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard. Captain Murphy speaks about the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division. View of the Division parading for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Fort Benning Georgia, in Summer, 1949. Animated map shows Korea and surrounding countries of China and Japan, on June 25, 1950. View zooms in on the 38th parallel marking separation of North and South Korea. Views of North Korean troops moving against South Korea. Buildings being blown up. Armed troops of the People's Army of North Korea prodding civilians out of their homes. South Korean troops riding in an American-provided army truck, join others organizing to resist the invaders. South Korean troops in battle gear preparing to engage the North Koreans. Next, as part of United Nations response to the North Korean aggression, elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division are seen arriving in November, 1950, and deploying along the East Coast of the Korean peninsula, to engage the North Korean army along its left flank. Battery of American M114 155 mm howitzers firing. American troops advancing along muddy road in snowy environment in December, 1950. Entry of Chinese forces into the conflict causes Americans to assume a defensive posture. Korean troops preparing to move elswhere.Smoke rising from battles in the background. Views of American defensive positions on the perimeter of the coastal city of Hungnam, to cover the withdrawal of units and equipment the U.S. 10th Corps, seen entering landing craft from the USS Montague (AKA-98) for evacuation from the beachhead

Date: 1950
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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