One year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Movietone News is allowed by navy censors to release in full, for first time, cameraman Al Brick’s exclusive coverage of the Japanese attack. Convoy at sea. Explosions. […]
Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai, or “Kato’s Falcon Corps”, is a 1944 propaganda film that depicts the fictionalised career of IJAAF pilot Tateo Kato, who led the 64th Sentai during the early months of the Pacific War. […]
Chungking attacked by Japanese bombers, as the population retreats to underground shelters. Also includes some footage of Ki-10s and Ki-27s engaged in mock combat.
USAAF Training film on identification of the Japanese Fighters 96 (Mitsubishi A5M Claude Type 96) and 97 (Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97). Notable for inaccurately claiming that both are the same aircraft, and that it is […]
Newsreel footage of the bombing of Chungking, showing the damage done to the city, the underground tunnels dug by the population, and General and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek inspecting the city.
A USAAF training video on recognition of the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Type 0 fighter, also known as “Zeke”. The film identifies the key characteristics of the Zero and compares them to those of the Curtiss […]
Ki-27s and Ki-10s (posing as Chinese aircraft) appear in dogfighting scenes from the September 1940 film Moyura Ōzora, or in English “The Burning Sky”. This film shows some of the excellent formation flying and combat manoeuvring […]
Norman Alley’s Movietone newsreel footage of the sinking of the USS Panay by Japanese aircraft of the 12th and 13th Kokutai, 12th December 1937. 2 Panay sailors were killed, as well as the captain of […]
World War II era video on the Tupolev SB-2 bomber, which saw service in China during the Sino-Japanese War and also during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol in 1939.