World War II in Japan Documentary and Newsreel Film Library 2 DVDs

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This set of two DVDs contains a variety of documentaries and newsreels about World War II in Europe. The newsreels also include additional historical events of the era.

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This set of two DVDs contains a variety of documentaries and newsreels about World War II in Europe. The newsreels also include additional historical events of the era. All films and newsreels are described below.

Here are all the films and newsreels that make up this historical collection:

DVD 1: Documentaries

Our Enemy: The Japanese (1943)

This film gives a depiction of the Japanese as fanatical murders and builds a hugely negative and hateful stereotype to help the American forces get a proper understanding for and anger about their murderous and ruthless enemy.

Producer: U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 19:51


World at War (1942)

A great war film showing the step-by-step events that led up the attack of Pearl Harbor and the Untied States total commitment to the war. It also shows the invasion of Austria and Czechoslovakia, the fall of France and many more actual film clips of pivotal moments in the early days of the war.

Producer: U.S. Office of War Information
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 41:42


News Parade: Bombing of Pearl Harbor (1942)

This news segment covers the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor and the S.S. Normandie Fire in New York.

Producer: Castle Films
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:35


Target Invisible (ca. 1945)

A dramatization of how radar was used in the war in Japan.

Producer: U.S. Army Air Forces
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 8:24


What Makes a Battle? (1944)

Demonstrates the master strategy that was employed in the battle of the Marshall Islands. Details the use of land, air and sea forces to go in and crush the enemy. It points out that the Japanese were fierce foes and that of the 10,000 or so Japanese that were battled only 264 surrendered. The rest fought to the death.

Producer: U.S. War Department, Army Pictorial Service
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 15:34


Japanese Relocation (ca. 1943)

This films defends the Japanese internment program showing how they Japanese were relocated from the West Coast to inland relocation camps. It talks about how they relocated 100,000 people, many of whom were American citizens to these camps to guarantee safety against espionage.

Producer: U.S. Office of War Information
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:26


A Tale of Two Cities (1946)

Film that shows the atomic bomb drops on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and the incredible damage caused to the cities and its people.

Producer: U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 12:02


Avenge December 7 (Pearl Harbor) (1942)

War bond film designed to excite the people in the United States to buy war bonds to help destroy the Japanese in punishment for their attack on Pearl Harbor

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:45


My Japan (1945)

A very powerful and violent anti Japanese film designed to help sell U.S. war bonds.

Producer: U.S. Treasury Department
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 16:03


Pearl Harbor (short version) (1942)

Film showing the horror of pearl harbor to whip up the fury of the United States as it starts to get into the war.

Producer: Jam Handy Organization
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 3:20


A Challenge to Democracy

This film is focused on showing the American people that the Japanese interment camps were not like a summer camp for children. It showed that they had to work hard and that many of their needs were provided by their labor so that the government subsidized cost of the internment was very minimal. It also points out that most Japanese Americans are actually loyal citizens but it is necessary to take these steps to ensure safety. It even has a section showing Japanese American fighting units being trained to demonstrate the loyalty of most Japanese.

Producer: U.S. War Relocation Authority
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 17:13

DVD 2: Newsreels

Navy Planes Down Japanese in Pacific Battle [Etc.] 1944
9 min 36 sec

Part 1, a U.S. carrier task force in Japanese waters repulses a Japanese aerial assault. Part 2, Gen. Somervell speaks at a West Point graduation. Cadets pass in review. Shows Mrs. Eisenhower and her son John. Part 3, Chinese air cadets see an Indian dance festival in New Mexico. Part 4, shows a military parade in New York City launching the 5th War Bond drive. Part 5, Gen. Clark reviews allied service women in Italy. Part 6, airborne troops jump from transports and troops land in gliders in a practice assault.


U.S. Marines Battle Japanese in Pacific! [Etc.] 1942
9 min 9 sec

Part 1, Marines train in the U.S. and set up an operations post in the Pacific. Shows Adm. Byrd. Part 2, women make dirigibles; a pipe line is laid from Texas to Illinois; ships are launched in Maine; children camp in New Jersey. Part 3, Philippine soldiers train in California. Part 4, the "Flying Tigers" in China become part of the Army Air Forces. Wings and insignias are presented to the airmen. Shows Gen. Chennault.


The Capture of Tarawa from Japan! [Etc.] 1943
9 min 7 sec

Part 1, the invasion fleet moves toward Tarawa. Marines land and fight after a naval bombardment. Shows the effect of the attack on Japanese emplacements. Part 2, President Roosevelt meets with Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, and with Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Tehran. Shows Madame Chiang and Sara Churchill.


Japanese Routed from Buna Stronghold! [Etc.] 1943
9 min 26 sec

Part l, U.S. and Australian troops fight in New Guinea. Part 2, shows the parade and celebration in Santiago as Chile joins the United Nations. Part 3, shows part of a record catch of herring in British Columbia. Part 4, shows a track meet at Madison Square Garden. Part 5, the Navy's largest battleship is tested prior to joining a fleet. Part 6, a "lost battalion" of Australian soldiers on Timor Island receives supplies and equipment by air and attack Japanese positions.


Japan Surrenders 1945
10 min 49 sec

Shows Japan's international activities, 1931-1945: troops embark for Manchuria; Shanghai lies in ruins (1937); Japans delegation leaves the League of Nations; war rages in China; Italian troops invade Ethiopia; Franco's troops guard Madrid; a party celebrates the Axis pact of 1940; Chinese refugees clog the streets; Pearl Harbor is attacked; remnants of the U.S. fleet assemble; the amphibious assault on Guadalcanal; Gen. MacArthur returns to the Philippines; Iwo Jima is attacked; Gen. Buckner watches Japanese surrender on Okinawa; kamikaze planes attack aircraft carriers; B-29's bomb Japan; the Navy bombards Hokaido; the atom bomb devastates Hiroshima; the Pot Soundam Conference meets; a parade in Moscow; Hirohito rides in a procession; Pres. Truman announces the Japanese surrender; and New York City rejoices. Other personages: Adm. Halsey, Pres. Roosevelt, Chiang Kai-shek, Adm. Nimitz, Sec. of State Byrnes, Sec. of War Stimson, Sec. of the Navy Forrestal, Cordell Hull, Adm. Leahy, Molotov, Stalin, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin.