Huge crowd attends baseball game between visiting American players and Japanese team in Tokyo, 1931. Lou Gehrig, Al Simmons and Lefty Grove mentioned by announcer but not seen. American representatives walk out to pitcher's mound to greet pitcher. Shots of Babe Ruth hitting. Shots of Japanese player rounding third, sliding safely into home. Film suddenly morphs into anti-Japanese propaganda circa 1941-1942; shows Japanese newspaper publisher murdered. Scenes of sumo wresting and judo seen and compared to alleged acts of Japanese diplomatic and military treachery. Shots of fishermen, tourists, barbers and others said to be spies and soldiers for Tokyo. Closeup of a Japanese man gardening. Japanese men on small fishing boats, raising boat sails, and pulling in heavy loads of tuna fish in nets. Japanese tourists supposedly aking photographs of American ships in Hawaii. Female Japanese barbers giving haircuts. Japanese military officials in Japan organizing papers, films, and incoming information. Japanese industrialist figure emerging from car. Exterior views of Japanese factories in Osaka, textile mill operations in Tokyo, chemical plant operations in Nagoya, steel mills, and a large newly completed ship being launched in Nagasaki. Overhead view of steel mill operations. View of a slum town area in Japan and simple living arrangements of Japanese citizens. Japanese laborers at work in small home factories for textiles, pottery, and other goods, said to be in "semi-slavery." Workers include men, women, and child labor. Shows production of goods said to be produced in other countries that are pirated, mislabeled by Japan, and dumped abroad to undercut competitors. Products shown include factories and production lines for spark plugs, scotch whiskey, matches, silk, cotton, bottled beer, toothbrushes, hair brushes, hair combs, and American flags. Shipping dock areas in Japan showing large ships at docks, cranes in use, and importing of oil, rubber, scrap iron, tin for war materiel.
A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.
Fleet of U.S. ships underway in the Pacific Ocean to launch the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan, early in World War 2. Most of the film is of the Fleet Oiler, USS Sabine, AO-25 fueling aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, CV-6. At times 01:38 to 01:44, the destroyer USS Benham, DD-397, is seen on the starboard side of the USS Sabine. heavy At times 02:15 to 02:20, the fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, fueling the heavy cruiser USS Northampton, CA-26 with a destroyer and aircraft carrier USS Hornet, CV-8 in background. At times 02:22 to 02:45 fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, coming along side the USS Enterprise.
A 1950 United States Naval Training Film about the 1942 Battle of Coral sea. Film titled 'The Battle of The Coral Sea'. Diagram shows the location of Coral Sea on the globe. Phase I of the battle from 1st to 4th May described. II Phase from 4th to 7th May explained. III Phase 7th to 11th May, of the battle that saw double action from both sides discussed. Animation shows the area captured by Japan after the battle. Japanese cut communication between United States and Australia. Japanese battleship at sea. Japanese troops in field. Doolittle raid on japan, U.S. plan described through animation. Bombing of Tokyo. Japanese Commander in Chief Admiral Yamamoto on ship. Location of Commandant 4th Fleet. Japanese Commander gives information about U.S. planes. He talks about plans and strategies of U.S. for war. Allied forces on Japanese land. United States submarines in Japan. Japanese plan of defense explained. Two invasion forces of Japan, Moresby and Tulagi described through animation. Allies counter attack Japanese targets. Allied TF 17 and TF 11 in Japanese province. Allied attack on Tulagi, Japanese counter attack.
USS aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38) being launched from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Josephine Doolittle sponsors the USS aircraft carrier. Crowd cheers as the USS Shangri-La is launched. Flashbacks show B-25 aircrafts taking off from the USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo Japan in the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942. The base identified for that attack had been the non-existent "Shangri-La". U.S. President Roosevelt decorates General James Doolittle who was the Commander of Doolittle Raid. USS Shangri-La is christened and slides into the waters at Norfolk.
Japanese Propaganda film during World War II: Opening slate "La Federacion Japonesa de los gremios de exportadores e importadores con la America Latina . Producida por Domei Tsusin Sha". Scenes from exterior and interior of a Radio Studio in Tokyo where a narrator addresses persons of Latin America and South America. He introduces a Japanese orchestra in the radio studio which begins to play. Scenes of a map with animation of the radio signals from Japan being carried to Latin America and South America. Next is a "tour" of Tokyo: The Palace of the Japanese Emperor. Interior of the building. Officer speaks. Musical instruments played. Signs and various country names drawn on map. Another map shows Nippon and Tokyo.
Scenes of the industrial city of Tokyo: Bridge, birds fly, vehicles on roads, residential area and modern buildings. A night club.