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Japanese aggression in china during 2nd Sino-Japanese war and various world events leading to Japanese attack on U.S. at Pearl Harbor, 7 December, 1941, and fall of Corregidor, 6 May, 1942

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.

Date: 1942, May 6
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. planes patrol the Caribbean Sea and U.S. Military officers at Aruba Oil refinery in West Indies.

U.S. Forces guard West Indies Oil during the World War II. U.S. Military men load bombs on a U.S. Bomber plane. The bomber takes off and in flight over the Caribbean Sea. Pilots in the cockpit. A ship in water. Officers of the U.S. Military at the Aruba Oil Refinery in West Indies. Supplies and equipment of the U.S. Military.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An officer is greeted by a West Indies officer and troops as he leaves the West Indies Federation.

An officer leaves the West Indies Federation. A West Indies officer greets the officer. An aircraft at an airport. A parade by the West Indies troops on the airport as the officer leaves the West Indies Federation. The aircraft takes off and flies over mountains.

Date: 1958
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The Rise of Japanese militarism in the 20th Century

Film opens showing reenactment of Japanese attack ostensibly against Formosa, in 1894. Japanese troops and artillery are shown. The event is depicted in a critical political cartoon. Next, Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo is seen in 1904, standing with other naval officers. Then, Japanese warships are shown, firing barrages of naval gunfire at the Russian fleet in Port Arthur, Manchuria. Huge black clouds arise from burning ships. Scenes of Japanese people celebrating their naval victory. Date shifts to 1910. Cartoon depicts Japanese annexation of Korea. Cartoon illustrates Japanese actions in World War I when, siding with the Allies, Japan acquired the German-held Shandong (Shantung) Peninsula of China, as well as German-held Marianas, Carolines, and Marshalls islands in the Pacific. Japanese representatives are seen participating in Post World War 1 international activities. They signed the so-called Five-Power,Four-Power, and Nine-Power treaties, and participated in the League of Nations. Glimpse of two Japanese officers, followed by cartoon depiction of the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands, that Japan insisted on keeping. Cartoon shows them being fortified. A Japanese military marching band parades down a city street while being cheered by spectators on the sidewalks. Next, Japanese military General, Baron Tanaka Giichi, is seen in uniform with other officers. Cartoon illustrates the so-called Tanaka Memorial document that Baron Tanaka allegedly presented to the Emperor, in 1927, outlining a strategy to conquer the world. Cartoon then illustrates plan of conquest by acquiring Chinese manpower; Manchurian iron and coal; Siberian timber, coal, wheat, and metals; Tin,oil and rubber from Malaysia and the East Indies. The United States is shown as the last conquest. Views of ordinary farm and factory activities in the U.S. Cars parked in the Ford Motor Company factory lot. Japanese officials and legislators meeting in the Diet (Parliament). Japanese theater-goers and a Japanese woman singing with an American-style band, are shown as examples of activities the Japanese Government sought to discourage. A Japanese female ensemble in traditional dress, playing traditional instruments, is shown as more desirable. Western dancing and movies are shown and narrator states they were forbidden. Japese movie scene depicts ancient martial arts. A musical production displays German swastika flag and that of the Kingdom of Italy. Japanese men are shown playing the ancient game of Chu Shogi, instead of playing Western card games. People are shown in a library, where Western books are replaced by more militaristic tomes, such as: "If we fight" by Admiral Shinsaku Hirata, March 15, 1930 (shown on film slate). Slate goes on to quote about attack on Hawaii as the first battle in war of the Pacific. Film cites another approved Japanese publication: "Arguments Against American Policies" by Kawashima Seichiro, Christmas Day, 1924. It discusses distruction of the American fleet and subsequent landing on the U.S. West Coast.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Routine activities on Japanese submarine during World War II.

Japanese Kaidai submarine cruising on surface in a bay near Dutch East Indies, during World War 2. Crew on deck taking a smoke break. A seaport with loading docks seen from stern of boat. View of Japanese warships from under deck gun of the submarine. Sailor on submarine signals with semaphore flags to Japanese Cruiser and crew members on deck, and clustered around conning tower, wave their hats at the warship. Officer on deck issues commands over boat's intercom. Small sign boards with Japanese writing are hung near work stations. Crew members enter the sub through hatch in the deck. View from conning tower of the sub bow encountering moderate waves as they proceed on surface. The submarine sets course due West. Officers watch through binoculars. View of engine room with crew members at their stations there. Crew members preparing a meal of vegetables, fish and rice. Crew eating meal in mess hall. Officers eating in their mess.

Date: 1942
Duration: 5 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: Japanese
 
 
U.S. Marines walk through various passageways and tunnels of old castle and ruins of church in Haiti,West Indies.

U.S. Marines walk around ruins in Haiti,West Indies. View of damaged building. U.S. Marines walk around the rubble of one of the large buildings. Marines walk through various passageways and tunnels of old castle. Marines walk through the ruins of the oldest church in the western hemisphere. Marines write on walls with chalks. They leave church building.

Date: 1924
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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