TRIPARTITE PACT Japan has signed the Tripartite Pact, a treaty with Germany and Italy. Japanese, Italian and German officials ascend the stairs of a building guarded by armed German soldiers. Inside, von Ribbentrop and Matsuoka sit at a large table flanked by military officials.
FORMING ATLANTIC CHARTER A naval ship is seen at sea; on the deck of the ship, surrounded by naval officers, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill hands US President Franklin D. Roosevelt a piece of paper; Roosevelt, supported by an American officer, accepts the paper. Seated on deck, Roosevelt and Churchill smile and chat; a large military entourage is seen.
JAPANESE IN FRENCH INDO-CHINA In French Indo-China armed Japanese soldiers are seen disembarking down a ships gangway; Asian civilians hold open parasols; troops are seen seated in the back of a moving truck, and marching on jungle roads.
UNITED NATIONS AND KOREAN WAR Images of the United Nations: guards raising the international flags in unison outside the UN building; sign reading, "SECURITY COUNCIL IN SESSION"; scenes of the crowded room in session; the United Nations American Ambassador taking his seat; an empty chair with a sign reading, "UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS"; the Ambassador to Korea. Images of war-torn Korea: poor Korean refugees, walking or running with their life belongings on dusty roads; Korean buildings smoking and burning; horrifying image of a naked Korean child, alone and crying.
WORLD WAR TWO HAS BEGUN World War Two has begun: uniformed soldiers lie on their bellies behind barbed wire, facing a landscape marked by plumes of smoke; artillery is pushed into position by soldiers and the guns are fired; airplanes take off from a runway; the profile of a pilot is seen within an airborne plane; and, an aerial view of the landscape below is seen, plumes of smoke rise from explosions.
ETHIOPIAN INVASION Armed soldiers gather in an Ethiopian village. A uniformed Haile Selassie faces the camera; Ethiopian troops are seen from a distance, moving in formation in the countryside, and from close range, carrying weapons; soldiers in the field fire artillery and machine guns at Ethiopians.
SOLDIERS ON A WW-I BATTLEFIELD Soldiers armed with rifles and bayonets make their way through a field strung with barbed wire. Some soldiers fall wounded; in the foreground, soldiers wearing spiked helmets throw hand grenades into a field. Explosions result; armed soldiers cross a field; soldiers in spiked helmets line a crowded trench, firing into a field and a line of armed soldiers climbs a steep incline.
AFTERMATH OF A BATTLE The aftermath of a WW-1 battle. Barbed wire against the sky. Water rushing through an abandoned trench. Soldiers on a bleak landscape, presumably after a battle, stringing wire on a dead tree and placing tags and helmets on upright rifles.
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