Japanese troops advance across China, shots of action at front line.
Title reads: "China".
Sino-Japanese war. Japanese army advance towards Nanking, more troops have landed at Shanghai.
Various L/Ss of pagoda style building being shelled. Various shots of Japanese soldiers fighting in the front line. M/S of soldiers firing canon. Various shots of soldiers lying on stomachs firing guns over grassy banks. We see soldiers running from bombed out building across marshy field. Various chaotic shots taken in midst of action: camera rocked by blasts, clouds of smokes, soldiers running and firing guns. We see them crossing river on a pontoon bridge.
Various shots of Japanese soldiers climbing ladder up side of building (looks like ancient fortress). One of the men carries a Japanese flag. L/S of soldiers standing on parapets waving guns, Japanese flags and cheering.