Chinese people in underground factories and shelters as Japanese planes bomb Chungking, the new capital of free China.
Chungking China Date:1944 Duration:4 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
The Chinese set up new cities in the West to escape Japanese invasion. A map shows the new areas of settlement in ancient cities among the free mountain lands. Chungking: the new capital of free China. Chinese government officials. Houses and shops on the new city streets. Men build caves for shelter from Japanese air raids. They cut through rocks and carry dirt during the construction. Japanese pilots prepare to fly off on a bombing mission to China. Japanese bombers taxi and take off. Bombers in formation fly over the air base. Chinese planes make a suicidal effort to defend Chungking. Japanese and Chinese planes fire at each other. Smoke trail from hit planes as they descend to the ground. A siren goes off in Chungking. People run into bomb raid shelters. Japanese crewmen inside the planes as they drop bombs on Chungking. Whistling sound from the descending bombs. Explosions on land and in water. Chinese men work in underground factories. Explosions due to bombardment. People walk among charred buildings after the air raid. They try to douse out the fire on streets.
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