A play 'Cavalcade' is performed at the Takarazuka Revue Theater in Takarazuka, Japan. The play 'Cavalcade' is reconstructed into a Japanese play called 'March-On-Time'. Women dance and men stand on the sides of stairs. The lead actress sings in the middle of the stage. Two actresses sing. Musicians play music. 'Marriage' written on the stage. The performers dance. People leave the theater at night. They climb down stairs after the show finishes.
Theaters in Tokyo, Japan. The Takarazuka Theater and the Imperial Theater. Traffic in front of the theaters. A tree in the foreground.
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 bonus marchers. Men in bread line. Gangsters battle in prohibition. 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 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 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 Madison Square Garden. 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.
Scenes of Second Sino-Japanese War, circa 1938. Japanese soldiers observing battlefield from a ridge. Japanese artillerymen firing field pieces. Flight of two Mitsubishi Ki-15-1 light bombers in formation. Aerial view of Japanese bombs falling on Chinese cities. Chinese citizens, including an injured woman, seeking shelter from bombing. Aerial view of Chinese ship being strafed by Japanese aircraft. The ship explodes. Downed Japanese warplanes burning. Scenes of destruction from bombing of oil facilities. Iron ore being moved in Japanese rail cars. Steel plants around Yawata, Japan. Numerous containers of molten steel inside a steel plant. Hot Steel ingots being moved. Animated map shows locations of iron ore deposits in Japan. Scrap steel being imported that, narrator states, helped boost Japanese wartime production to 12 million ingot tons in the Sino-Japanese war. More views of open rail cars moving alloying elements to a steel mill. Open mining using explosives. Mining operations for copper and bauxite (aluminum ore). Japanese miners shoveling ore by hand into open rail cars. Open rail cars moving in both directions on parallel tracks. (Note: Although some narration refers to 1941 Japanese production, the images are from earlier period.)
Descriptions of Axis forces and intentions in an American produced propaganda film. Animated map shows Japan. Emperor Hirohito inspects Japanese Troops. Troops bow down in front of the emperor. Group of Japanese women also bow down to the emperor. Masses of German citizens at packed rallies in Germany, crowded with people cheering Nazi leadership. Military demonstrations in Axis countries with military forces in their respective uniforms in each country and masses of decorated flags carried high. Picture of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito. Adolf Hitler addressing Reichstag in an animated speech with much gesticulating calling on Germans to follow him and he'll 'make them masters of the world.' Mussonlini speaking to a gathered crowd and rallying support for the fascist cause. Hirohito speaking and Japanese forces answering with "bonzai" shouts. View of Axis government buildings in various cities: The Reichstag in Berlin, the House of Deputies in Rome, and the Diet in Tokyo. Legislatures in each country cheering their leaders as they speak. German ditch digging crew listens to military foreman and shouts heil Hitler. German brown shirts approach a residence and use butt of gun to force entry. Italian Soldiers raising daggers or bayonets up high and also placing their helmets atop bayonets on rifles. Newspaper headline reads 'Hitler executes more Anti-Nazi Leaders'. Dramatized depiction of slaying of socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Italy in 1924 by fascists, and Viscount Saito in Tokyo in February 1936. More headlines of other anti-Axis leaders. Views of large cathedrals from street level. People praying in church - a woman praying the rosary and an elderly man praying. German Doctor Alfred Rosenberg speaking in 1938 and decrying organized religion. Newspaper headlines recount mistreatment, imprisonment, and slaying of religious leaders. German Doctor Goebbels speaks over a microphone. German leader Julius Streicher speaking in 1935.
Greek wrestler Jesse James takes on Kimon Kudo of Japan in New York City Wrestling match. Spectators gather in number. Various wrestling moves performed. Jesse uses the ropes and propels himself into Kudo. Kudo grabs Jesse's wrist and makes him submit. April 1938.