Publication of the Pacific edition of Star and Stripes newspaper in Tokyo, Japan. Traffic on streets in Tokyo. Pedestians on busy city streets of Tokyo with large office buildings and retail in background. View of the plant where publication of the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripes newspaper began on 3rd October, 1945. Editorial staff members work in the plant. A man works on a typewriter. An officer checks the newspaper. A navy man pastes picture cuttings from a newspaper on a chart. A man places a paper in a photo offset machine. Printing of newspapers. Men check and stack newspapers. Newspaper bundles are covered with plastic sheets and loaded in a truck. Men load the newspaper bundles in a jet liner aircraft.
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.
Radio facilities and broadcasts in Japan before World War 2. Japanese radio facilities in Tokyo. Broadcasting to South America. Radio towers and radio facilities in Tokyo, Japan. Building of Radio Broadcast Center. Flag of Japan on the building. Interior of the building. A Japanese conductor walks to podium and prepares to conduct orchestra. Musical instruments or in-studio orchestra play. Animated map of Latin America and South America. Sign on the animated map. Animated map describes radio broadcast in South America. Animated map of Japan shows Tokyo.
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.
U.S. bombers over Tokyo, Japan during World War II. Star-shells burst. U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bombers in flight over Tokyo, Japan. Aerial views of Tokyo and shoreline. Bombs fall and burst on Tokyo.
View of B-29 superfortress aircraft, of 21st Bomber Command,flying over Tokyo,Japan, with Mount Fujiyama clearly visible. Bombs falling from the B-29s. Near ground view of street and smoke rising from bomb strikes. In Washington, DC, General Henry (Hap) Arnold, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Forces, and Lieutenant General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Assistant Chief of Staff , give a sendoff to crew of a B-29 bound for the Pacific Theater. The B-29 crew write a message in chalk on a bomb, reading: "To the Warlords of Japan. We have not forgotten--the B-29s will remind you Again and Again and Again!!!" Views of the city of Tokyo, Japan, showing streets, buildings, cars and pedestrians. Animated map fades to Saipan Island. B-29s of the 21st Bomber command,73rd Bombardment Wing, 497th Bombardment Group,landing at Isley Field, Saipan, watched by airmen at the base. Animated map showing B-29 access to Japan, itself, from Saipan.Formation of B-29s in flight, and bombs falling over Japan.