American prisoners of war at the Bilibid Prison in Philippines. Exterior of the prison. Photographs of the wounded. War damage in the prison. A wrecked statue of Jesus Christ lying. The prisoners eat food. A prisoner talks over a phone. A prisoner with a wooden support on the damaged leg reads a paper. Mutilated dead bodies.
United States Navy sailors held prisoners by Japanese in Bilibid, Philippines. Liberated prisoners stand outside the prison building after three years in captivity. Very thin men reduced to living skeletons. Men hold glass jars with daily ration of several ounces of grain. Several men starved to death. View of grave markers at cemetery in the prison camp. Liberated Naval men return to United States. Huge crowd in San Francisco holds a parade and welcomes the heroes of Bataan and Corregidor. Corporal Jolly receives an award.
New Bilibid prison at Muntilupa,Philippines. American soldiers taken as prisoners by Japanese smoke cigarette. Other internees move about the prison area.
From a sequence of interviews with freed former prisoners from the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines during World War 2. At the former Bilibid Prison, a man interviews Reverend Leopold Damrosch (grand nephew of the famous composer and conductor Walter Damrosch) and Ned Davenport (son of famous movie actor Harry Davenport). The two men had not seen each other in 11 or 12 years. Davenport asks Damrosch about how he feels to be liberated and what he thinks of the U.S. Army personnel and equipment. Damrosch expresses delight at his liberation by the paratroopers from Los Baños and that it was great to be liberated by the U.S. forces. The two of them talk to each other over a mike and shake hands.
A man interviews Jessie Trival,an ex-soldier,with a wounded arm at Bilibid prison in Muntilupa,Philippines. He speaks into a mike as he tells how he got injured.
A man interviews two prisoners of war who became good friends at Las Banos camp. They speak into a microphone at Bilibid prison in Muntilupa, Philippines. They speak about their profession, life at Japanese prison camp and their friendship.