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ID number F06931
Title Japanese school children and war games [Extracts from Japanese newsreels]
Collection Film
Object types
  • Newsreel
  • Short film
Place made Japan
Date made 1942
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Measurement 22 min 4 sec
Video Download video 97.83 MB
Note Open


1. Item on Japanese school children showing boys and girls practicing marching, boys performing sword drill and gymnastics (Indonesian narration). 2. Infant school children singing to musical accompaniment. Teenage boys rowing long boats in a landing exercise armed with mock wooden rifles and and carrying Japanese flags (Soundtrack in Japanese). 3. Teenage girls in training as nurse stretcher bearers and performing marching drill carrying stretchers (Indonesian narration). 4. Japanese school children armed with mock rifles and machine guns engage in an wargame fought in a Japanese town (Soundtrack in Japanese). 5. School students construct and fly model airplanes.

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