The bride schools in Yokosuka, Japan. Sailors and their Japanese girls enter chapel at Naval Base at Yokosuka for briefing before marriage. Chaplain talks at the two sailors and their girls. One sailor and two Japanese girls talk to Chaplain. Japanese girl talks to Chaplin as a sailor and a girl listens. Sailor and bride look at some books on table. Chaplain takes book from sailor and hands it to the girl. Girl takes the book and opens it. The book is a Japanese English version of new testament. One page of the book and other in Japanese. Girl turns pages of a book.
USS Lexington carrier celebrates its birthday at Yokosuka Harbor, Japan. A giant cake is cut by Mayor Humetsu of the harbor city aided by Lexus Captain A.S. Heyward. Traditional ceremonies are conducted. A tea ritual is performed. A woman serves to Captain Heyward and others. Sailors and officers have tea.
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.