Japanese leaders Higashi-Kuni and Prince Kaya Tsunenori visit Hankow. Triumphant celebration after invasion of China.
China Date:1938 Duration:4 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese occupation of Wuhan and Hankou or Hankow region during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Street level views of burning buildings in Wuhan region and Japanese forces taking over the city. Elevated wide view of Japanese ships at anchor in the Yangtze River. View of French captives under Japanese Guard, and view of British soldiers saluting Japanese soldiers and relinquishing control of a building guarded by the British (possibly Embassy). Japanese leader Higashi-Kuni disembarks from plane. Troops stand on the sides of road to salute Japanese leaders. During a victory celebration, Japanese aircraft fly over the city and Japanese officers on ships at harbor salute and celebrate. Aboard a Japanese ship, Japanese officers gather on the deck at a series of tables and toast victory with saki. Celebrants include Prince Kaya Tsunenori. Scene changes to mainland Japan, with celebrations underway in many cities. Children march waving Japanese flags. In Tokyo, a group celebrates with the Imperial Palace seen in the distance along with a man on a white horse (emperor ?). Back in China, Chinese citizens are indoctrinated to the "ways of the Empire". Japanese soldiers are seen teaching Chinese crowds and having them wave Japanese flags. Chinese citizens seen in the cities receiving rice and other food under supervision from Japanese forces. Chinese citizens cooking and preparing food, and eating the food. Farmers in China irrigating fields and tilling farm fields. An elderly Chinese woman is seen sewing a flag of Japan. Japanese troops on horseback and driving capture Chinese tanks advance, along with artillery.
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