United States Navy air craft carrier Boxer arrives the Yokosuka harbor, Japan with planes on the flight deck including F4U Corsairs. American sailors carry the wounded on stretcher down the gangway and place them in an ambulance.
U.S. Marines in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. U.S. Marines abroad a transport ship study the landing operations for Yokosuka Naval Base. Mountains in the background. A view of the shore of Japan. A ship underway in the background. A Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) loaded with marines hits a seaplane landing ramp at Yokosuka Naval Base. They get off from the LCVP and occupy the naval base. Hangars adjacent to Atsugi Airfield. Wreckage at the base. Wrecked Japanese aircraft. U.S. Marines enter the hangar. Damaged hangars, wrecked planes and navy yard as well as parts of the airfield in the background. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr. and their staff stand in a group.
U.S. troops at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. A Landing Ship Medium (LSM) at Yokosuka Naval Base. Some sweepers are seated and a few are standing. They all watch the LSM. A number on the ship reads '210'. U.S. troops at the base. The bow doors of the LSM are open. Trucks roll down a ramp. A jeep moves at the base. U.S. trucks leave the base. Trucks roll down the ramp into shallow water and on a concrete strip. A truck parked at the base and Japanese civilians standing behind the truck watch the activities that are taking place at the base.
U.S. troops at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. A Landing Ship Medium (LSM) approaches Yokosuka Naval Base. A number on the ship reads '210'. The bow doors of the LSM open. U.S. troops disembark from the ship. Troops on a beach. The troops stand on a ramp and unload vehicles. Trucks and ambulances roll down the ramp into shallow water and on a concrete strip. Insignia of the United States on the trucks and the ambulances.
Emperor Hirohito visits the Yokosuka Naval Base. Soft background music of orchestra playing "Kimi ga Yo," the Japanese national anthem, is heard during this segment of the film showing Emperor Hirohito in formal attire, including top hat, as he walks following the Japanese rising sun flag, in the company of Japanese naval officers, past an honor guard of Japanese sailors. (Civilians stand against building in background.) At one point, the officers and the Emperor turn, bow, and salute, and the the Emperor removes his top hat . He then carries it as they proceed. The group walks down a gangplank to a dock. The harbor is filled with steamships and various vessels. Momentary glimpse of the Kongō class fast battleship Hiei anchored in the harbor. The Emperor and party board a motor launch flying the rising sun naval ensign. They stand as it pulls away into Tokyo harbor. Brief partial glimpse of the aircraft carrier Hōshō showing the three funnels on her starboard side. The motor launch seen headed toward the battleship. Closeup of Japanese naval ensign waving from a ship. Aerial view from an airship of Japanese warships in water below and then views from water level. Formation of Kongō class Battle cruisers that were rebuilt as fast battleships. They are cruising with all hands on deck, as if in a naval review. The are followed by an aircraft carrier, in the background. One of the battleships firing her 14-inch guns. Three Hatsuharu-class destroyers in formation. A Fubuki-class destroyer passing at high speed. A Nagara-class light cruiser moving the opposite direction in the background. Warships firing their heavy guns. Others generationg heavy black smoke screens as they cruise at full power. A Yokosuka K4Y float plane flying over the navy ships. Formation of Navy Yokosuka B4Y (or Aichi D1A) biwing dive bombers in flight. Camera pans over many naval vessels in the water. Segment ends with the Japanese naval ensign in the breeze, again. Following the segment with Emperor Hirohito, and the national anthem, the remainder of the film is accompanied by male chorus singing martial songs and brass band music.
Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.