Topanga Canyon fire in Santa Monica, California. Forest fire blazes. Soldiers and rangers fight fires using hose lines. Forest fire flames in night. Charred ruins of homes and trees. Red Cross workers feed rangers and soldiers, coffee and sandwiches. Soldiers eat sandwiches and take coffee.
A forest fire in Topanga, California. The fire spreads over Topanga and Las Flores Canyons in California. Flames rise from the area. Smoke rises due to the fire. Fire fighters try to extinguish the fire as they spray water.
U.S. Army IX Corps soldiers during a simulated attack on 03 July 1943. Soldiers lie in rutted desert terrain behind smoke screen and barbed wired barricades. 0630: Men and equipment moving towards action. Half track tanks, trucks and troops proceeding through valley. Soldier sitting on ground and shaving.
A 1943 film about the December 7, 1941 Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. Film blends dramatized scenes with actual historic footage from the event. Formations of Japanese bombers approach Pearl Harbor. USS Arizona (BB-39) bombed. U.S. personnel aboard USS Arizona as the ship is bombed. Smoke billows up from the explosion. U.S. sailors aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37). USS Oklahoma and USS California (BB-44) are bombed by Japanese aircraft. U.S. troops fire machine guns at Japanese aircraft. USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes (DD-375), and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) bombed in the dry dock of Pearl Harbor. Ships in flames. USS Oglala CM-4 sinks after being attacked. Air raid alarms sound in Honolulu. Japanese people in Honolulu as the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor continues. A Japanese man being interviewed after air raid says he cannot think that Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.
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.
Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."