The people of Japan try to reconstruct their country after the earthquake.
Item title reads - The rebirth of a nation. The Japanese people are boldly attacking the gigantic task of reconstruction. Japan.
M/S of the road with a channel running through it where the earthquake has torn it apart. M/S of a similar scene, people walk along and try to go about their business. M/S as Japanese troops clear the rubble away, M/S as large pieces of wreckage are levered up. Soldiers hack at the stone with pickaxes.
Intertitle - 'British Bluejackets lend a hand.'
One Bluejacket chops at a door with an axe, others watch. M/S as people reconstruct houses and put supports underneath.