Montage of scenes including Mongolia, the French Concession in China, and Japanese and U.S. warships
Japan Date:1933 Duration:3 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
A rough map of Asia is shown.Inner Mongolian horsemen are seen silhouetted against the sky on a hill top where several tents are pitched. They appear to be gathering for a meeting of sorts. Closeups of the horsemen gathered and listening to one speaking to them. Snow-covered mountains are in the far distant background. Various views of the horsemen moving about in groups. An old Chinese man smokes a long pipe. The national flag of the Republic of China flies in front of a building. View of entrance to the French Concession in Shanghai, where several French uniformed police hold the French tricolor flag and others monitor persons coming and going. A group of Chinese soldiers remove items from their clothing as they prepare to enter the area. A group of French firemen is seen and then a number of Chinese civilians, some carrying belongings, and some with children, are seen evacuating an area, under supervision of Chinese men wearing armbands. Scene shifts to view from starboard bow of a large vessel at sea. The ocean is quite rough and waves break with foam. View from the deck, upward shows various lines and rigging of the ship. More views show it to be a battleship. Formations of Japanese warships on maneuvers, firing their heavy guns. Formation of U.S. Dreadnought era battleships firing their 12-inch guns in double turrets. View from bridge of one, with forward double guns visible below, while she is underway in heavy seas. Naval guns on a battleship, being maneuvered into position for firing. Smaller Japanese gunboats being led in formation by a 3-stacker Isokaze-class destroyer. The Japanese battleships Nagato and her sister ship Mutsu, both displaying curved funnels. Other Japanese warships, including Kamikaze-class destroyers, the aircraft carrier Ryūjō, and a Kongō-class battleship.
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