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.
Japanese occupation of Wuhan and Hankou or Hankow region during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Street level views of burning buildings in Wuhan region and Japanese forces taking over the city. Elevated wide view of Japanese ships at anchor in the Yangtze River. View of French captives under Japanese Guard, and view of British soldiers saluting Japanese soldiers and relinquishing control of a building guarded by the British (possibly Embassy). Japanese leader Higashi-Kuni disembarks from plane. Troops stand on the sides of road to salute Japanese leaders. During a victory celebration, Japanese aircraft fly over the city and Japanese officers on ships at harbor salute and celebrate. Aboard a Japanese ship, Japanese officers gather on the deck at a series of tables and toast victory with saki. Celebrants include Prince Kaya Tsunenori. Scene changes to mainland Japan, with celebrations underway in many cities. Children march waving Japanese flags. In Tokyo, a group celebrates with the Imperial Palace seen in the distance along with a man on a white horse (emperor ?). Back in China, Chinese citizens are indoctrinated to the "ways of the Empire". Japanese soldiers are seen teaching Chinese crowds and having them wave Japanese flags. Chinese citizens seen in the cities receiving rice and other food under supervision from Japanese forces. Chinese citizens cooking and preparing food, and eating the food. Farmers in China irrigating fields and tilling farm fields. An elderly Chinese woman is seen sewing a flag of Japan. Japanese troops on horseback and driving capture Chinese tanks advance, along with artillery.
Kabuki-Za Theater in Tokyo, Japan. Exteriors of the theater. People walk near the building of theater.Patrons enter and present their tickets to young women standing on either side of the entrance doors.
A Japanese Army Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Exterior of the headquarters. Vehicles drive past the headquarters. A sentry at the entrance of the headquarters keeps vigil as army vehicles move in and out of the gate.
Theaters in Tokyo, Japan. The Takarazuka Theater and the Imperial Theater. Traffic in front of the theaters. A tree in the foreground.
Bombings in Tokyo, Japan during World War II. A bomb truck backs up to a United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber at an airfield on Saipan, Mariana Islands during the preparations for Tokyo bombing. A soldier writes 'Only the Beginning' on a bomb. The soldier wheeling a bomb cart to the underside of the aircraft. An airman on the top of the aircraft. A Commandant briefing the members of the 21st Bombing Command. Mission leader United States Air Force Brigadier General Emmett O'Donnell and Commanding General of 21st Bombing Command Brigadier General Haywood Hansell, Jr., look at a document and discuss on the airfield. USAAF pilot Robert Morgan, who piloted B-29 Dauntless Dotty, with another crew member. The men beside the B-29 Dauntless Dotty which would lead the team. B-29s lined up on a runway. B-29 Dauntless Dotty takes off. Several men on the airfield watch. A man beside a camera mounted on a tripod takes pictures. The B-29s take off one after the other. They head towards Tokyo. A map shows the flight path from Saipan island to Tokyo, Japan over the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of Tokyo. The B-29s drop bombs over target areas. Explosions occur in the bombed areas. The B-29s drop more bombs over industrial targets. Explosions occur. The B-29s head back to Saipan after the bombardment. U.S. Army tents in Saipan. Japanese aircraft drop bombs over an airfield in Saipan. Thick clouds of smoke rise from the bombed areas. Wrecked B-29s in view. Flames and smoke rising from the bombed areas. Wreckage of the Japanese aircraft shot down in the raid. Men extinguishing fire. A B-29 taking off from the airfield.