Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during World War II.
Hong Kong Date:1941, December Duration:3 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
View, from Japanese Seaplane tender/troop carrier, Kamikawa Maru, of several gunboats following behind her during approach to Hong Kong in World War 2. Aichi E13A Japanese float plane (Jake) is partially visible on ship's catapult. Japanese troops assemble on deck of ship and are inspected by officers. A float plane is catapulted. The Japanese troops enter assault boat, carrying rising sun naval ensigns. The float plane taxis past troops in their boat. The troops wave to their shipmates who wave back from the Kamikawa Maru. Assault boats underway with gunboats following. Naval guns firing from twin turret aboard Japanese warship. Heavy guns firing from battleship. Aichi E13A plane overhead. Japanese warships in bay below. Aerial view of smoke rising in Hong Kong from naval barrage and bombing. Japanese troops taking fortified positions, running past barbed wire obstacles, and climbing a steel crane at the port with a sign reading "Babcox and Wilcox Ltd, 5 tons at 30 ft and 2- 1/2 tons at 45 ft ." Smoke billowing in the air as Japanese troops run along a rooftop.Smoke rising from a virtual sea of flames. Scene shifts to later after fires have been extinguished. Senior Japanese officers inspect the state of the port and facilities. Sunken British ship, at pier, in camouflage paint. Surrendered British sailors, and some soldiers, held in a large open square.
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