Title Details

Whither Japan

Australia's part in the occupation of Japan and its future development.
Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Geoffrey Collings
Devastation of Hiroshima after atom bomb explosion, after effects of WWII, Japanese woman holding injured child and herself showing burned face, child on crutches through bombed ruins, wounded Japanese, Imperial Army in defeat, POW's, Japan's war leaders on trial, officials, allied occupation forces guard Emperor Hirohito's soldiers in occupied Japan, general street scenes, pedestrians, marketplace (1940's)
Access No. 40308 | 1 min 41 secs | 1940s | Japan | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Exterior government building where Far Eastern Commission (War Tribunal) met to lay down allied policy under leadership of Supreme Commander of allied powers. Allied Council sits in Tokyo, with members from USA , China and Russia. McMahon Ball (phonetic) from Australia. General shots inside tribunal. Chief Justice Webb of Queensland heads the war tribunal as President.
Access No. 130740 | 31 secs | 1940s | Tokyo, Japan | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Japanese people unemployed, starving, struggling to survive in the aftermath of war, food handouts, people labouring, battle against hunger, seaweed collected to feed people, black market trading, money notes being counted, homeless child lying on street, people boarding trains to go to country, workers labouring in the country, harvesting crops, group of Japanese people sitting on front of locomotive train as it departs the platform. homeless people.
Access No. 130741 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1940s | Japan | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Allied forces supervise reconstruction of Japan, carpenters at work, watering new crops with saucepan, peasant labourer ploughing muddy earth, women sowing rice in paddies, woman portrayed the backbone of reconstruction, woman carrying large timber beams on her back, woman operating a manual rock crusher and singing between hauling ropes, woman fanning small fire, woman walking amongst ruins
Access No. 130742 | 1 min 40 secs | 1940s | Japan | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Japanese university campus. As first step towards democracy, women are elected to the House of Representatives. Tokyo Imperial University admits first female students, women in lectures, on campus, American born and educated Japanese people operate short wave radio news service to try to spread the politics of democracy. Segment of Radio Australia news read by John Williams (phonetic) spreading news of the free world. Demonstrations and riots in the streets. Scenes of people demanding reform of the old Japanese government. Shots of the Òold menÓ of Japan. Rallies in street and speakers at microphones, protesting marchers.
Access No. 130743 | 2 mins 53 secs | 1940s | Japan | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |