Following the Japanese surrender, ending World War 2, on September 2, 1945, U.S. Marines were sent into China to help the Nationalist Chinese Government with the surrender of Japanese forces occupying parts of China. This film shows Marines of the 6th Marine Division marching into Tsingtao (aka Qingdao) China on that mission. Headed by a brass band, they march along an avenue in the city. A number of Chinese civilians walk alongside them. A man riding an empty rickshaw, is seen on the sidewalk. A U.S. military policemen stands guard along the line of march. Some Chinese enter the roadway to follow the band, walking, riding bicycles, and several on a horse-drawn wagon. They have to move aside to avoid interfering with the first contingent of marching Marines following the band. Next a squad of Marines is seen marching onto a dirt field. Many Marines are assembled in another field across the road in the background, where a U.S. M4 Sherman tank and other armor are also seen. The squad is followed by a larger group of Marines. Shift in scene shows Marines marching past a building displaying the Nationalist Chinese (Republic of China) flag.
United States Military Police stand at a race track during Japanese surrender at Tsing-Tao in China. People seated in Grandstand. Houses on a hill in the background. Troops stand in formation. Jeeps in line with the troops. Crew stands in front of M 4 tanks. Documents marked 'Act of Surrender' lay on tables with pens and paper weights made from cartridges. Major General Shepherd of 6th Division of U.S. Marine Corps. Japanese General signs a document.
Chinese troops search Japanese prisoners in Tsingtao, China after World War II. A jeep comes out through a gate. A Chinese sentry stops the jeep and inspects. Japanese soldiers arrive in box cars. A box car loaded with Japanese prisoners. The prisoners at a gate and a window. Chinese troops practice drill. Japanese soldiers are unloaded from a box car and are searched.
Chinese sailors are trained in the use of an LST in Tsingtao, China after World War II. Chinese sailors go aboard an LST (Landing Ship Tank). They salute an officer as they board the LST. The sailors are inspected by a commanding officer assisted by a U.S. officer. A hatch and the LST are lowered.
Chinese sailors are trained in the use of an LST ( Landing Ship Tank ) in Tsingtao, China after World War II. A gun crew teaches a Chinese gun crew how to handle 40mm guns. Chinese sailors practice heaving lines aboard an LST. They roll the heaving lines.
Japanese soldiers march aboard an LST ( Landing Ship Tank ) in Tsingtao, China after World War II. Japanese soldiers on the LST for transportation. They march down a dock. A Chinese soldier looks at papers while prisoners board the LST.