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Battle of China – Dr Sun Yat Sen, Japanese army and invasion of China 1937
The sixth film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series. Images of Dr. Sun Yat Sen the Chinese revolutionary, considered the Father of The Nation. Sun's chief legacy resides in his developing a political philosophy known as the Three Principals of the People; nationalism, democracy, and people's livelihood. China built schools and established scholarships so students could attend universities in Europe and America and return to China with new ideas. This generation returned to China with new techniques of industry, science, and medicine. They built hospitals, introduced compulsory education, and laid down the freedom of expression and religion. Sun Yat Sen died in 1925, but his disciple Chiang kai-shek, continued the unification and modernization of China. Shows modern steam engine, building network of highways, mining of coal, iron, tin, new factories producing goods for the people. In Japan the God Emperor and his Warlords were building a powerful war machine with the purpose of conquering China fulfilling the Tanaka Memorial. Newspaper headlines "Record arms Fund Approved In Tokyo". Shows Japanese ships being loaded with coal, scrap Iron, and oil. Shows Japan's modern Army, Navy, and air Force. Map showing Islands in the Pacific showing the Marians, Caroline, and Marshall Islands Japan fortified in a violation of international treaties. In 1931 the Japanese invades and occupies Manchuria starting the flames of war that spread around the world. The Japanese occupied Jehol. Scenes of the Great Wall of China. Japan invades China in 1937. Animated map shows within a few weeks the Japanese were in control of Tientsin and Peipine. Cheering Japanese soldiers. The Chinese Army struck back at the Japanese at Shanghai.