A documentary titled 'China Gets Her Salt'. A map showing the position of China in the world. Positions of salt mines along the sea coast of China marked on the map. The position of salt wells shown on the map. Tze-Kung city which is 900 miles from the sea coast shown on the map. A large number of buildings in the city. Several boats anchored along the coast. Structures on the mines in view.
Workers at salt mines in Tze-Kung, China. Natural gas from the wells is used for evaporation process. The workers move carrying wrought iron basins. Liquid poured into the wrought iron basins. The liquid in the wrought iron basins boiled during reduction process. Soy bean juice is added to remove impurities. The scum is skimmed off and evaporated to form salt. A map showing China. Salt is poured over the map. Horses carrying baggages moving on a road. A hand cart loaded with sacks is pushed by men on a street. Several men moving about on the road. Boats anchored at the bank of a water body. A number of people on the bank. Aerial views of the boats on the bank.
Well diggers in Tze-Kung, China. Men shape large well drill bit using sledge hammers. Workers using their feet to raise and lower the drill, while one man rotates it by hand. Brine surges forth when they succeed in drilling.Harnessed cattle provide power to raise brine to top of tower in conveyers, from where it is distributed to reservoirs by gravity. Bamboo pipes used in place of metal pipes to transport brine. The workers covering the bamboo pipes with clay-like mud. The pipes laid along long distances.
Mao Zedong emerges from his cave house headquarters at Yan'an, China, followed by an interpreter and John S. Service, of the U.S. State Department, who is smoking a cigarette. They stand in the yard in front of the house, where they are joined by a Western reporter and another person on Mao's staff. Glimpses of participants conversing. Several closeups of Mao Zedong.
First Nike-Hercules missile service in Taiwan. A sign reads 'US Army GMAT MAAG Division A' . Sergeant Kung, Sergent Toppie Curlie, Sergent yin and Sergent First Class Robert P. Kirk, Major Chen and Captain Emil S. Pope stand in pathway and discuss about the Nike-Hercules missile. An American and a Chinese officer walk away. Three Chinese flags on poles: flag of the Armed forces, flag of the Republic and flag of the Army. Nike missile monument with dragon and republic of China emblem on it as American and Chinese officers walk past it. Officers get in a jeep and drive away. Direction sign in Chinese and English. A Chinese military police on guard.
Japanese aggression in China during World War II. People in the streets of China. Animated pictures shows one Chinese out of every 5 people in the world. A page showing Chinese writing. A mariners' compass. A Chinese man at an observatory. A porcelain cutlery set on a table. A man puts gun powder in a bowl from a mortar. Explosion in the bowl. Firecrackers burst. Chinese people celebrating a festival. A book titled 'Analects of Confucius'. A saying of Confucius. Statues and a monument in China. Scenes of fighting. Japanese artillery fires and cavalry advances. U.S. flag flutters beside the Chines flag. Chinese troops on horses. Animated map of China. A book titled 'The Tanaka Memorial Japan's dream of World Empire'. Japanese Foreign Minister Baron Tanaka. Excerpted line of the book. Japanese military officers. An animated map of Asia showing regions which Japan wanted to conquer. Animated map shows Germany and Russia. Animated map showing Japan and China contrasts Japanese unity with Chinese disunity. Animated map shows China breaking into pieces. A scene of the Japanese Army.