A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
A view of mountains. A farmer seen in the fields checking the fruits. A grasshopper seen. Farmers and fruit growers of fertile Snake River Valley have imported thousands of turkeys to do a battle against a devouring grasshopper horde. A huge number of turkeys seen in the field.
War Parade on Fifth Avenue, in New York City, United States. Soldier, in pith helmet, walks with a young boy in uniform.A float with beauty queens from South and Central American countries. A dinosaur-dragon float, representing the Axis powers. A float portraying the devastation and suffering at Bataan and Corregidor. A float showing George Washington rolling up his sleeves, and lined all around with soldiers, sailors,Marines, air raid wardens, and the like. An open car, surrounded by motorcycle policemen, carrying Parade Grand Marshal, Lieutenant General Hugh A. Drum, and a New York City official. A float of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, depicting Stalin on a white horse, and a sign saying: "Victory in 1942." A float with Soldiers,Sailors, Marines, American flags, and pretty women, with sign reading: " Sign Your War Bond Pledge June 14-24." United States flags fly on the buildings. A contingent of Norwegian Air Force, followed by Norwegian sailors and a large float of a ship, with sign reading: "Norway's Seamen, Norway's Front Line Soldiers, 3rd Largest Fleet in United Nations." A float of Belgium. Contingent of Greeks, led by one dressed as ancient Athenian warrior, followed by group carrying a small replica of the Parthenon.They are followed by Greek women in traditional costumes of Amalia and men in traditional uniforms of Evzone. A huge crowd gathered on the sidewalk. Marchers carry placards 'Destroy Hitlerism'.
The role of women in the armed forces in the United States. A U.S. Army sniper fires a 1903 Springfield rifle on the Korean front. A woman in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) inspecting such a rifle in the U.S. Patton Tanks moving up a hilly road in Korea. A WAC testing the turret of a Patton tank. U.S. Army women at desks as they work with Army men in an office. Picture depicts Molly Pitcher wife of a fallen U.S. Revolutionary War artilleryman. Depiction of George Washington at desk. Depiction of Clara Barton, an American nurse with a wounded soldier. Reenactment of Clara Barton working with another women. A man holds the flag of the American red cross. Wright Brothers aircraft in flight. Women in long dresses pushing an early model of car. A World War I charge, and troops in trenches. American women assembling belts of machine gun bullets during World War I. A nurse tending a wounded soldier. A woman nurse helping place a wounded soldiers into an ambulance in Europe, in World War I. Nurses in an operating theater in a hospital. Women march in victory parade at end of World War I. Women's suffrage demonstration by suffragettes in front of the White House and then women and men entering a polling place to vote around time of of 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Aviatrix Amelia Earhart climbing down from an airplane. Swimmer Gertrude Ederle on an award stand. U.S. Navy Vought SB2U-2 planes in flight as they drop bombs. Scene of Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese during World War 2. Army nurses look out from deck of ship in World War II. Soldiers fire artillery. View of mountains and scenes of combat on islands in the Pacific during WWII. General Mark Clark awards nurse Silver Star medal. Repatriated Army nurses, who were prisoners, are loaded onto an aircraft by means of a fork lift. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation establishing the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Secretary of State George Marshall and others witness the signing. Depiction of Godess Athena. Women volunteering for WAAC move in a line carrying bags. American women in military uniform marching. WAAC volunteers being processed. Women receive physical exams and receive inoculations. WAAC personnel being trained: working on X rays, in laboratories, food service, and radio work. Women on board warships in World War 2.
A film about the activities in Washington DC during World War II. On 2nd January 1942 the President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt with delegates from 26 nations sign a mutual aid pact in the White House. View of the contents of the pact and the signed pact.
A United States troop transport ship at sea during the first World War. U.S. Army troops (aka dough boys) aboard the ship. U.S. Army soldiers march in formation in a large city square area in Europe (likely France) holding rifles during World War 1. United States troop ships being loaded with American soldiers for World War I, and scenes of U.S. troops in WWI marching in the streets of a European city. Scenes from earlier during combat in the war. World War I allied soldiers on battle front in France. Soldiers run to a bomb crater area for shelter when crossing no man's land. Soldiers fire artillery. Artillery shells explode. Allied soldiers running across a battlefield as tanks run beside them toward the German enemy. People wave U.S. flags as First World War war ends with Armistice. Large crowd gathers in New York celebrating WWI armistice. Newspaper held high by a man with headline "Germany Surrenders". Views in the United States of hard times in American towns after World War I ended and war industries were no longer providing money. View of forests. Girl draws water from a well. Man and a boy operate a grindstone sharpening a saw. Farmers plowing fields with horse drawn plows during great depression era. People do agricultural works at fields. Negro farmers at cotton office. Cattle in field. Man and a woman milk cows with hands. Man pours milk in vessels. Milk processing before bottling including pouring milk through a cooling device. Men on tractor at fields. A board reads 'For the common defense'. Views of a factory. A man operates a switch on a switchboard for generating electricity. Views of a power generation plant. Narrator describes how America will prevent a slide into hard financial times again after World War 2 ends. From a 1942 production with footage from 1917 through 1942.