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WWII - 1940s, Manchuria: Medical Train (Unit 731?) Japanese Troops and Schoolchildren

Reel Number: 220891-07

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1940,1941,1942,1943,1944,1945

Country: China,Japan

Location: Manchuko,manchuria

TC Begins: 09:55:47

TC Ends: 10:08:00

Duration: 00:12:13

WWII - 1940s, Manchuria: Medical train (possibly connected to Unit 731), Japanese Troops and Schoolchildren Various Lama temples and religious buildings in Northern Manchuria w ornate details, statues. . 09:57:1? Coast & small Japanese fishing boats out to sea. 09:58:15 Steam train past station, thru countryside. Japanese medical lab on board train. “For 30 years the health scientists of South Manchuria Railway Company...disease protection train.” Doctors at microscope and with bottles & vials. Various equipment. Train is better than the best hospitals and has ten cars: locomotive, engine, disinfection, post-mortem for autopsies, experimental surgery, medical care & patient housing, isolation kitchen & staff accommodation car. 09:59:40 Doctors and nurses experimenting on rabbits. 10:00:18 Doctors and nurses eating, drinking tea. Shot of train train “dark green w/ white stripe” thru snowy countryside. 10:00:55 Children in classroom gathered round teacher subtitled A science class. Primary school children on way to school in Tokyo, top shots masses of children w/ book bags. Stop outside shrine. Views of city & school building w/ kids playing on roof. Kids in play ground / yard bowing and marching. 10:02:52 Girls in sewing class. Make kimono, fit on a mannequin. 10:04:50 Japanese flag, Japanese troops some on horseback, tanks and aircraft bombing; artillery firing, buildings burning, soldiers in trucks, do callisthenics (exercises - physical training) as example for the younger generation. Track says “...it’s necessary to spend a lot of money on the war to keep peace in the Pacific.” WW2; Second Sino-Japanese War; NOTE: During Japanese occupation in 1930s & 1940s there were many plague outbreaks in area served by the railroad.

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