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Views of Japan and its militarism from 1937 through 1943 . Construction of B-29 bombers in the United States

Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.

Date: 1944
Duration: 11 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron personnel wash and dry prints of photographs in South Pacific.

U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific during World War II. Prints on Rabaul negative being washed. A soldier puts the negatives in containers. A personnel dries the prints as he places them on machine. Machine gives out dried prints A sign on a door reads 'Printing'. Negatives brought to a dryer from the developing room. Men dry negative roll. A man rubs on either side of the negatives. June 4th, 1943: A soldier sleeps as others chat.

Date: 1943, May 11
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American campaign against Japanese-held islands in the Pacific during World War II

U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Aerial view of landing craft speeding through the water below. Animated map of Pacific Islands including the Solomons, New Britain, and New Guinea. Shows arrows depicting American amphibious assaults on Russell Islands in February, 1943; on New Guinea, and Rendova in June, on New Georgia in July, on Eastern New Georgia in August, on Choiseul, in October, and Bouganvillle in November, 1943. Aerial view of a Pacific Island airfield. Grumman F4F aircraft with engine running on an aircraft carrier. Bow view of an American Essex class Aircraft Carrier making way in heavy seas. A Douglas Dauntless airplane heading away from a carrier (in background). Map showing locations of American North and South Pacific naval forces and arrows pointing to Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and then to the Marshall Islands (Kwajalein Atoll and Enewetak Atoll). American infantry marching with full field packs, at a port, where they board transport ships. An artillery field piece being loaded on the ship, along with landing vehicles tracked, and army trucks. A convoy of troop ships and supply ships at sea.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Japanese aircraft drops bombs on the flight deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the South Pacific Ocean during World War II.

Japanese attack on a United States Navy aircraft carrier in the South Pacific Ocaen during World War II. Flakes burst as guns fire. A Japanese aircraft in flight attacks an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy. Smoke rises from the deck. A bomb being dropped on the deck and an explosion occurs. Damage control crew rushes on the deck and man hoses to extinguish the fire. A damaged aircraft hoisted alongside the ship. An airplane dropped in the sea. Temporary repairs done on the deck. Shattered interiors of the ship as a result of Japanese bombing. Allied sailors lined up the deck of a ship underway at sea. An Allied naval commander arrives. He decorates the sailors.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The bombing of Rekata bay, near Munda in the South Pacific,on August 24th 1943.

Bombing of Rekata bay (near Munda and Guadalcanal in the South Pacific) during August 24th 1943. U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers of the 13th Army Air Forces in flight at a high altitude over the bay. Bombers drop bombs on Japanese targets at Rekata bay.

Date: 1943, October 11
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Training film about Plans and Strategies of U.S. and Japanese forces during the Battle of Coral Sea in the Pacific Ocean.

A United States Naval Training Film about the Battle of Coral sea. Diagram shows plan of Admiral McArthur in the South west Pacific and South Pacific. The support system collected and strategy of Allies at Japanese coasts. Task Force (TF)17. Enemy areas covered by photographic survey. U.S. Admirals discuss islands and targets. Japanese ships used in battle. Battleships and ships included in Task Force 17 and TF 11 described. First Phase shown. Communication between TF 17 and TF11 in the Pacific Ocean. TF 17 at sea. Moves of both task force. Activities of TF 17. TF 11 fueled at sea. 60 miles difference between both task forces. The Allied plan of offensive action on Japanese islands. Encircling operation of enemy force from east.

Date: 1950
Duration: 6 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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