Japanese forces occupy Andoman Islands in World War 2. Animated map shows straight line from Japan, over Southeast Asia, to the Andoman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Japanese troops are seen in an assault boat headed toward a tropical island. Mitsubishi F1M (Pete) Navy float plane in flight overhead. Japanese soldiers charge a beach and move inland, apparently unapposed. British flag laying on the ground in Port Blair and British arms stacked by Japanese troops, who also pose for photograph in a large group, raising their flags in sign of victory. Japanese soldiers examine a sash worn by a local native. Street scene with local people going about their daily activities.
Opening slate attributes film to SEAPC and Jensen (Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh and Chris Jensen). U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division troops pass through jungles of A Shau Valley in Vietnam. U.S. 327th Infantry Airborne regiment, 101st Airborne Division troops climb a mountain in a dense jungle. At one point the soldiers have dumped their ruck sacks and left them with the remainder of the company while they went on a short patrol. The troops on patrol in the jungle. The troops walk through high bushes. The troops fire M-79 grenade launchers as part of a recon patrol. Film taken by the Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh. Chris Jensen.
A U.S. Army training film titled, 'War Paint', demonstrates the use of war paint to disguise soldiers with white skin fighting in the Far East jungles. Natives living in the Far East countries. Faces of different races of men found in the Burmese are such as Korean, Kachin, Chinese, Burmese, Nagas and Japanese. Their skin tone is compared. Dramatization shows a Japanese soldier ambushed behind a tree. He takes aim with his rifle on an oncoming group of enemy troops. A shot is fired. A soldier with white skin becomes an easy prey. Hand of the downed soldier. Stream of blood flows near the hand. Paint powder on a table. War paint is put in a mortel and mixed properly using a pestle. A parachute trooper descends in jungle. Soldiers dissolves color powder between his palms and rubs it quickly on his hands. Other men watch him apply the paint.
A U.S. Army training film titled, 'War Paint', demonstrates the use of war paint to disguise soldiers with white skin fighting in the Far East jungles. American and a native Burmese soldier apply war paint on their legs. Burmese man looks in a mirror and applies color paint on his face. Soldiers apply war paint on their bodies. A soldier applies hair dye on the hair of another soldier. Kachins and White troops move in field. An experienced American commando demonstrates application of war paint on the body. He gears up, smiles and pose for the camera.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Strafing of military structures as seen from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100 Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by Schroder of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of smoke rising from bomb explosions.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Release of M-117 bombs from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100D Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by S. Wiggins of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of bomb explosions. Smoke rises from the explosions.