People gather at Singapore Naval Base in Singapore. Three airplanes fly in formation. British Naval boats and sailors in Singapore. People aboard a ship. They discuss amongst themselves. Soldiers march on the dock. The airplanes fly over the ship. A man talks to two women.
Shows journalists, Harold Horan and Robert Sherrod at Time Magazine offices in New York. The journalists hold a meeting. Camera focuses on reporter who comments on the President's strategy in Guam vis-a-vis the Japanese.
Japanese troops advance in Singapore during Battle of Singapore of World War II. Animated map shows Singapore strong points. Japanese troops cross Johore Strait and wade ashore on Singapore beach. Camouflaged artillery fires and infantry move up as Japanese planes bomb Singapore. Explosions occur and smoke rises on ground. Japanese infantry make final assault on Singapore. British prisoners are taken.
Woodsmen cut and tie fir Christmas trees for shipment in Shelton,Washington, United States. Woodsmen in the forest areas cut and tie fir trees. They attach tags to the Christmas tree bundles. Tags read names of places like Manila, Singapore, Honolulu. Man transports the tree bundles by a trailer. Crane loads a bundle on a ship.
Japanese troops surrender to British forces in Singapore. A view of the England naval base in Singapore. The Japanese troops at the base. A view of the city. The British troops disembark a ship. The troops with guns on their shoulders walk on the port. The people of Singapore greet them. Civilians greet British troops on trucks. Singapore prisoners cheer. A prisoner smokes. The Singapore prisoners at the Japanese prison camp. Several views of the prisoners showing Japanese torture. British General Lord Louis Mountbatten arrives for a meeting. Japanese delegation lead by General Seishiro Itagaki enters a hall for the meeting. The Japanese delegates and British officials in a hall for the meeting. Mountbatten looks into the surrender document. Itakaki signs the surrender document. People seated during the meeting. The British troops stand in formation in the background. The British flag is raised.
Fall of Singapore in World War II. View from military vehicle as Japanese troops enter Singapore. The Supreme Court Building. Surrendering defenders walking in opposite direction from entering Japanese. The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles in front of the Victoria Theater and Concert Hall. View of the Clock Tower atop the Victoria Theater. The Cathay building, Singapore's tallest, with Japanese flag flying atop, . Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Brief overview of Singapore and bay.