Japanese War (1939)



Unused / unissued material – no paperwork – dates unclear or unknown

China. Japanese voiceover.

Japanese troops run forward. Shells explode over rooftops of city. Stretcher bearers carry injured troops back from front. Troops wash kit in river. Japanese soldiers engage in street fighting in rubble strewn streets of town. A seaplane takes off from a river. Explosions over rooftops. Top view of guns on Japanese navy warship firing. Bombing and shelling of city. Japanese troops fight in damaged areas. Troops relax. One man has a shave. Two (rather lightweight) men demonstrate sumo wrestling.

Japanese intertitle. Troops march along trench. Troops dam a river and build a bridge. Soldiers use mortar, one talks on field telephone. Tanks move forwards. Troops put on gas masks. Various shots of officers. Troops advance under fire. They capture a building and celebrate. Lots of Banzai and waving of samurai swords.

Japanese intertitle. Japanese tanks move forwards into battle.

Japanese intertitle. Shots of shelling. Troops moving into combat. Intertitle. Japanese troops guard railway station.

Intertitle. Horses pull forwards artillery pieces. Troops and horses along by river. More fighting in hilly region. Shells are carried forwards. Artillery in moved. Troops cheer near what looks like Great Wall of China. Japanese troops eat rations.

Japanese intertitle. Air to air shots of Japanese biplanes. Aerial shots of bombs exploding. Troops move forwards under fire. Artillery fires shell. Troops move into damaged buildings.

N.B. Presumably from Sino-Japanese (Sino Japanese) war.
FILM ID:558.1

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