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Sakuhoku No Kogun Reel 2 of 4

Reel Number: 221113-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1932-1934

Country: China,Japan

Location: manchuria

TC Begins: 01:25:31

TC Ends: 01:39:06

Duration: 00:13:35

Sakuhoku No Kogun Reel 2 of 4 Promotional documentary on the hardships of military life in Manchuria and the people’s gratitude toward the Japanese. Japanese intertitles. 01:25:31 “The ground is frozen” Illustrates the problems created for the troops by the freezing conditions - using pick axes on frozen ground. 01:27:29 “Swords, guns and gunbarrels.” Using guns and training in cold, heavy guns, cavalry across frozen wasteland - camp - frozen food - sentry in winter uniform. 01:29:42 “When the horse collar is frozen” 01:30:19 “If the food is frozen...” Men digging at frozen food in tins. 01:30:48 “Dry noodles save their life...” Men eating from bags in pocket. 01:31:19 “If people are standing here.. Moon. Mother praying. 01:32:07 “A package from home is desired” 01:32:14 Comfort parcels from home - trucks filled with comfort parcels - troops open parcels. Hand puppets. 01:32:52 Soldiers thinking about the people at home. Loads of comfort parcels being shipped. 01:33:42 Moving out. Troops on the move, trucks, loading equipment onto trains, airplanes on frozen airfield, monoplane takes off; biplane flies over. 01:34:54 ??? AV snow covered landscape. Snow covered railway tracks. Military trucks - close shots soldiers faces with muffs and frozen with ice. 01:37:17 “Tonight we stay on the car (truck?).” 01:38:20 “Where is the dream?” Camp site - tents in snow superimposed with soldiers dreams of home and warmer climes. 01:38:46 “Tomorrow we have to take a chance.” Travelogues. Japanese Occupation.

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