US troops trudge about on snowshoes while guarding Japanese border of Hokkaido.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel titles read: 'US GUARDS JAPAN-RUSSIA WATER BORDER'.
Hokkaido Island, Japan.
General view panning across the island. M/S of two US Army officers. C/U of Major- General Thomas L Harold. L/S of troops trudging past on snowshoes. C/Us of feet and snowshoes moving through the snow. L/Ss of tanks and infantry going through the snow. L/S of soldiers climbing up snow-covered hill
Aerial view from low-flying plane of snow covered countryside. C/U back view of pilot. L/S of low flying L-19 Liaison plane. L/S of troops holding onto guide lines. L/S of troops on skis being towed by vehicles. Several shots of soldiers fooling about on their skis and falling over. M/S of small Japanese boy sitting in the snow and laughing. Soldier takes a ski jump and falls head first into the snow.