Iron and Steel Works at Yawata in Japan (Yawata Steel Works). A view at the end of the Japan Iron and Steel Works. Open hearth, rolling mills and coke ovens. Southern sections of the plant as seen from the roof of the Muwata Grade School. Burned out sections of Yawata as seen from the roof of the school. This area lies between a post office and the south end of the plant. It includes the areas Higaichi, Machi, Okadamachi and Hishimachi. This view shows the results of incendiary attack of August 8, 1945. The coke plant and by-products installations of Japan Iron and Steel Works. The southwest corner of the plant. Views of Tobata Power Plant. Aircraft revetments around the Japanese Naval Air Base in Omura.
Protective measures taken at the Japan Iron and Steel Works, Yawata (also called Yawata Steel Works) to face the incendiary attacks during World War II. Heavy reinforced concrete portable blocks used at the Japan Iron and Steel Works to protect machinery. The building opposite the river from Tokyo Electric building where gel incendiary bomb landed at an angle onto the front face of tile work. A black smudge left by the bomb. Concrete revetments used to protect transformers from blast and fragmentation at the Japan Iron and Steel at Yawata. Sand filled heavy plank walls used to protect transformers.
Japan Iron and Steel Works at Yawata (Yawata Steel Works) in Kitakyushu, Kyushu, Japan. Various views of a blast furnace area and allied plants. Japanese workers walk around.
Dock activities in Beppu, Japan. A wharf in the inner harbor along the main street of Beppu. The wharf shows many fishing crafts docked in. Huge mountains surrounding Beppu in the background. Japanese workmen load wooden buckets on one of the several vessels docked at the wharf. A ship docked at the wharf. Japanese workmen load a truck with kindling wood which was unloaded from one of the ships. A hot spring pond in Yawata, Kyoto which has been reinforced with concrete and decorated by placing a devil in the center and one of the Buddha gods to one side of the pond. Sulpfur water boils and steam rises. A country road in the foothills above Beppu shows a Japanese woman pounding rice on a straw mat to remove husk from the kernels.
Mount Sakurajima volcano erupts in Kyushu, Japan. The volcano as seen from the south coast road just outside Kagoshima city proper. The volcano as seen across Kagoshima Bay. Volcanic clouds rise from the eruption.
Japanese air front, B-29 raid on Japan. Aerial view of target area in Japan. View of destroyed buildings and harbor in Japan. Japanese crowds in streets of Yawata, Japan. B-29 is displayed. Diagram of new B-29 bomber shows its dimensions and scenes of B-29 in flight.