Japanese troops come ashore / Pressure around Shanghai - film of Sino-Japanese war.
Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown
China. Japanese Title. Japanese voiceover.
Shots from bow of Japanese naval warship. The Rising Sun flag is flying. Shots of various naval ships at sea. Shot from side of ship showing ice formation on sea. Shots of troops coming ashore in small landing crafts. Japanese troops prepare their equipment whilst on the beach. Officers consult in front of flag. Troops march off along road, dragging with them small field artillery. Various shots of troops marching along roads (they are wearing cold weather uniforms). They check the doors of buildings in a village they have just arrived in. They move forwards and set up machine guns. More shots of troops coming ashore. Shots of important military officers at raising of flag. Shot of flag flying above building. Troops remove sandbags from in front of building. A Japanese soldier on guard at Shinto temple. Shots of troops sitting around.
Japanese intertitle. Various shots around damaged buildings / factories. (Possibly evidence of a scorched earth policy).
Japanese intertitle. Views of river in town. Views of buildings with Union Jack British flag and Nazi German flag flying over (possibly embassies). Views of signs at various foreign commercial companies. (Is this Shanghai?). Shot of sign 'Japanese Consulate General'. People carrying belongings down street, possibly refugees. Foreign flags on ships in harbour. Shots around docks. Shots of people in what looks like the International Zone. CU of black swans. Children - both European and Oriental play in a park.
N.B. Footage of the Sino-Japanese (Sino Japanese) war in China .