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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
 
 
An officer is greeted and watches a polo match as a guest in the West Indies Federation.

An officer watches a polo match in the West Indies Federation. A West Indies officer goes to greet the officer as a guest at the polo match. The officer and his party arrive in a motorcade. The guest are seated in chairs to watch the match. Riders on horseback score goals against opposing team on a grass field. The polo players score by driving a small white plastic ball using long-handled mallets.

Date: 1958
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British officials inspect a factory and textile industry in the West Indies Federation.

British officials arrive to inspect a factory and textile industry in the West Indies Federation. An open field and mountains in the background. A jeep moves past on a road. Views of a landmark. A man captures the landscape with a camera. The building of the factory. People stand outside the building and the officials arrive. Cars parked outside the building. A British officer inspects Negroes working. Girls weave on looms. The officer inspects them.

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 42 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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
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