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Film tracing activities of General Douglas MacArthur from defeat of Japan in World War II through Korean War (1950)

Highlights covering General Douglas MacArthur, from 1945 through 1950. The Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Several Japanese bowing towards the Palace. General Douglas MacArthur exits a car in Tokyo and walks up steps to enter his headquarters in Japan. Emperor Hirohito walks between two U.S. sentries, as he leaves a building and enters his limousine. Japanese citizens form lines on streets to cast ballots in election.Several Japanese women voting. Exterior of the Japanese National Diet building. Interior with representatives seated. A farmer behind a cultivator, pulled by an ox, in a rice paddy. Japanese school children waving American and Japanese flags together, as MacArthur leaves his Tokyo headquarters, walks down steps, and enters car. MacArthur saluting at a military ceremony, where his wife, Jean MacArthur, and son Arthur are spectators. Explosions in hills, from American Patton tank shelling North Korean positions in Korean War. American soldiers firing a mortar; infantry advancing along sides of road; and American tank commander rendering first aid to wounded comrade. United States Air Force (USAF) C-47 transport aircraft ferrying American troops into Korea, from Japan. American infantry marching across a bridge; firing mortars and rifles; and advancing on foot across fields. American troops on trucks followed by a Patton medium tank. MacArthur meeting troops on river boat; riding in a jeep; being briefed by U.S. officer in the field; examining a knocked out tank; and decorating U.S. troops in winter. Closeup of MacArthur in winter gear with his circle of five stars pined into a fur cap. Views of U.S. amphibious landing at Inchon (or Incheon) in Korean War. MacArthur watching from a ship offshore. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, reading message of appreciation to General MacArthur and shaking hands with him at the podium. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pinning a medal on General MacArthur,on Wake Island in October, 1950.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Training film about The Battle of Coral Sea between Japanese and United States Navy and Air forces in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Date: 1942, May
Duration: 10 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Progress of women in Japan

View of the busy Tokyo city. Japanese parliament in session inside the Japanese parliament building. Prime Minister of Japan Yoshida Shigeru addresses the parliament. Bill is passed. Contrasts the progress of women with that of men in Japan. View of Japanese women work as traffic police officer, as telephone operators, as caretaker of family,voting and as an architect.1950.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
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
 
 
Japanese war time foreign minister Shigemitsu being released after completing four years in prion in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu being released on parole in Tokyo, Japan. Japan's war time foreign minister being released on parole after completing four years of imprisonment out of seven years. Shigemitsu bids adieu to prison officers at the gates of Tokyo's war criminal penitentiary. He gets aboard a ship and sailors on the ship.

Date: 1950, December 1
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United Nations Security Council meeting to protect South Korea and preparation by US Marines and Army for Korean War.

United Nations meets to organize military action for protection of South Korea from Communist North Korea. United States troops in Tokyo, Japan prepare to advance to Korea. U.S. Army forces are seen passing in review before General MacArthur and General Omar Bradley in Tokyo, Japan. Back in the United States, a B-29 bomber, "moth balled" by being entirely encased in "cocoon" plastic since after World War 2, is rolled onto an airfield. Air force personnel remove the heavy plastic from the body and tires of the B-29, revealing its World War 2 nose art name "Lucky 13" (which had been among B-29 aircraft of the 25th Air Service Group in World War II). Navy Vought F4U Corsair aircraft with folding wings are unloaded from giant containers in aircraft hangars. A group of the F4U aircraft lined up at an airfield. Military equipment being loaded onto waiting ships, and carried by soldiers at a warehouse area. Units of the 1st U.S. Marines answer the call, are seen piloting amphibious vehicles in the ocean and onto the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) . Canadian sailors are seen boarding ships and Candian Navy destroyers leave British Columbia for Korea. Women and children wave form dock. Destroyers underway in sea. White, African American, and Hispanic young men in the United States are seen standing in lines at a United States Army enlistment office, answering the call to serve as new recruits in the Army. A group of new recruits raise their right hands and take an oath of service. U.S. President Harry S Truman speaks to a meeting of the Reserve Officers Association meeting, indicating that the only reason for this action is to hopefully arrive at the peace in the world that was hoped for when the United Nations was created. He leaves and shakes hands with officers. At Security Council meeting of the United Nations in Lake Success, New York, the President of Council, Arne Sunde, of Norway, invites Korean Ambassador to join table. Ambassador Chang comes and sits. The United Kingdom representative presents resolution which the body votes on (United Nations Security Council Resolution 84). It is passed by 7 to 0 in favor. The U.S. is asked to designate a military commander for the United Nations forces. The Korean ambassador, Chang Myon, expresses gratitude to the UN Security Council.

Date: 1950, July 7
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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