Japanese forces occupy Vichy French Indochina in the Second Sino Japanese War.
Hanoi French Indochina Date:1940, September Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese forces occupy part of Vichy French Indochina during 2nd Sino Japanese war. Animated map shows Leizhou (luichow) Peninsula and Hainan Island of China opposite the North Central coast of North Vietnam, centered at Haiphong harbor. Lines appear showing the path of Japanese troops occupying North Vietnam from Haiphong, in two sweeps to Northeast and Northwest and circling towards Hanoi. Mountainous terrain of the region is shown. Camera pans down a sheer cliffside in the mountains. Narrow roads are shown carved in the mountains and hills. A Japanese sentry stands at a sandbagged outpost, displaying the Japanese flag. A solitary building sits atop a hilltop in the background. A concrete marker indicates distance of 171 km to Hanoi. Several Japanese engineers make their way to the top of a mountain, accompanied by soldiers. An abandoned French heavy gun is seen in a concrete emplacement. View of Japanese soldiers looking out from the hilltop. A sign along a mountain road reading "Keep to the right," in French, English, and Japanese. Soldiers gather around a large tree fallen across the mountain road. They pose for the camera next to the tree. Japanese officers walking through an archway, from a large building in background. Closeup of barrel containing portland cement, followed by view of many such barrels being examined by Japanese engineer.
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