Footage of the Japanese troops being rushed to the Chinese war zone in Shantung.
Full titles read: "JAPAN RUSHES TROOPS TO CHINESE WAR ZONE - Kunamoto. - 6000 fighting men hurriedly mobilized entrain for departure to Shantung."
Various shots show men signing forms as they enlist in the Japanese army.
Intertitle reads: "Bidding farewells to their families."
Several shots of men talking with their families. Various shots of the men fastening their kit bags and preparing to leave.
Intertitle reads: "Youthful recruits undergo inspection."
M/S of the troops standing to attention.
Intertitle reads: "Off for the front."
Various shots of the troops marching along a road; they are followed by some women carrying children. People line the streets waving Japanese flags as the soldiers march by. M/Ss of the troops boarding a train and looking out of the windows as the train pulls out.
Intertitle reads: "Chiang Kai-shek leads Nationalist Army in China."
M/S of Chiang Kai-shek in military uniform, sitting on a horse.
Intertitle reads: "Chinese soldiers who are fighting in Shantung area."
Various shots show Chinese soldiers in a fortress, looking through binoculars. L/S with 'binocular mask' of a settlement at the foot of a mountain. M/Ss of soldiers firing a field gun on the brow of a hill.
Note: intertitles seem to have been added at a later date, and not very neatly - picture flicks back and forth after each one.