Japanese Army conducts realistic war game with live-fire exercises involving infantry, armor, artillery and aircraft.
Japan Date:1933 Duration:4 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens showing a Japanese Type 89 Yi-Go tank heading straight toward the camera. Next, mounted artillerymen ride up a hill with team of horses pulling caissons. More are seen passing trees, pulling caissons and Type 91, 105mm light field howitzers. They raise a lot of dust and they race across a barren stretch of land. Elsewhere, Several soldiers are seen with large canvases laid out on the ground. Small rolled up tents appear to be lined up on one canvas. Meanwhile, the artillerymen are starting to set up positions at various spots along the crest of a hill. Closeup of one of their horses. Next, batteries of anti-aircraft guns are seen pointing skyward, each surrounded by a team of about 10 soldiers, are seen firing. Kawasaki biwing aircraft fly overhead in formation, and the anti-aircraft guns are lowered as they pass. The guns are elevated again and resume firing. Scene shifts to the field artillery, where crews are manning the 105mm howitzers and firing them. Closeup of one of the gun crews in action. Shells are seen bursting on a sandy area near a shoreline in the distance. Some field artillery under camouflage nets. An army telegrapher sends messages with his key. Several soldiers at a field communications center also send messages. Two high wing monoplanes fly overhead. Closeup from behind Japanese artillery crew firing their field piece. More views of shells striking in distance. The guns under camouflage nets are seen firing. A huge explosion nearby throws large amounts of earth into the air. Views of the antiaircraft guns and crews dissolves into views of shells exploding. Two soldiers crawl along the ground, dragging a long pole with them. Soldiers jump up and abandon their position just before a big explosion occurs there. In final scene, several soldiers are running and shouting.
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