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.
Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.
A United States Navy documentary about U.S. soldiers during the Korean War. A U.S. Army officer gets off a car and is greeted by an officer. He walks inside a building in Tokyo, Japan. Soldiers at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A board reads 'Commander in Chief Pacific and United States Pacific Fleet'. The Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Command Admiral Arthur William Radford sits at a desk in his office. Commander Naval Forces, Far East, Vice Admiral Charles Turner Joy directs commander of 7th Fleet, Commander Carrier Division 15, Commander of Fleet Marine Air Wing to move forward. A board reads 'Far East Navy Forces'. Different boards read '315th Air Division Combat Cargo', '5th Bomber Command' and '5th Air Force'. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Edward C. Ewen observes rough sea from a ship. A naval officer looks through binoculars. Water splashes on the deck of the ship.
U.S. Army Generals arrive in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Army Major General Wright leaves plane and is greeted by U.S. Army Major General Alonzo P. Fox. General Wright talks to General Fox. Other officers also arrive. Wright talks to other officers. U.S. Army Major General William O. Reeder with U.S. Army Brigadier General George I. Back. Officers and Wright. Eddie Eagan and Bob Hall, Director of Athletics, Yale University as they step down from a plane and being greeted by Brig General White at Haneda Airport. Eagan and Hall being being greeted. Eagan, Hall and Brig General Edward H. White.
U.S. Army Generals arrive in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Army General Back with Col Hammond. Woman with them is Mrs Back. Mrs. Black holds a lighted cigarette. General Back speaks to two women. He says goodbye and leaves. The General smokes a cigarette and gets into a car. Japanese outside the car speak to the General. 71st Signal Service Battalion assembles on the parade ground. General addresses the troops. Troops parade past review stand. Women dependents and several men in a stand. Officers to be decorated march forward. Col Hammond. General Back decorate soldiers.
Generals arrive in Tokyo, Japan. General George I. Back gets out of a car. He walks to review line and salutes. Next to him is Major Richard B. Windsor. Troops parade past him. Cars drive past.