A church in Cebu, Philippines. Exteriors of a cathedral where the first church service took place in Cebu, Philippines.
U.S. 182nd Regiment lands on Cebu. U.S. landing crafts approach Cebu beach. Troops wade ashore. Palm trees in the background. Major General William H Arnold mapping the drive to city. Equipment is unloaded by men. U.S. troops advance toward Cebu city and encounter road blocks. They sweep for land mines on their way to city. A Bomb is taken out of a hole. Dead body of American soldier killed by land mine. 4.2 inch mortars are brought forward by the 80th Chemical Mortar Battalion (CMB) on beach. Tanks and troops advance towards a village where first organized enemy resistance is encountered. Troops take cover behind trees and fire rifles at Japanese snipers hiding in houses. Trooper throws grenade in house and moves back. Explosion in house. House is set on fire. Wounded Japanese comes out of house and falls down. Troops advance further. Troops greeted by civilians. Native carriages, tanks and troops advance in village. Japanese prisoners under guard. Troops move through rubble and wreckage of building in village. Troops advance through old military installation Fort San Pedro. Wreckage of building. Troops move along streets of Cebu.
Segment of U.S. Information Agency film describing its world-wide operations. Map shows 217 overseas posts in 17 countries, of the USIA (also known abroad, as the U.S. Information Service). Animated map zooms in on one post, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aerial view of Sugar Loaf Mountain overlooking the harbor and city. Street scene in Rio. USIA Public Affairs Officer, William A. Wieland, is seen walking along a sidewalk in the city. Next he is seen in the office of Ambassador James S. Kemper, briefing him about USIA activities. View of the Brazilian Foreign Office building. Mr. Wieland meets with the Chief of the Cultural Division there. Book stacks in the USIA Thomas Jefferson Library in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Wieland conferring with a librarian. He is also seen at the USIA broadcast facility in the U.S. Embassy. Film shifts to street scene in Cebu, the Philippines. A building displaying American and Philippine flags, is labeled: " United States Information Service." Inside, and American and a Filipino worker give bundles of literature to local workers for distribution. One, a bus driver, carries his bundle onto his open-sided bus, displaying the name, "Cebu, Autobus." He waves as he drives away. The USIA Public Affairs Officer is seen visiting the Mayor of Cebu City, Vincente S. del Rosario; giving a news release to the editor of a newspaper; broadcasting on local radio;and socializing with local editors. USIA drive a mobile movie van into a remote village where many children are playing. They set up a screen and projector. Almost everyone in town attends the showing. Scene shifts to USIA headquarters building at 1778 Pennsylvanis Avenue,in Washington, DC. Director Theodore Streibert holds a staff meeting. View of President Eisenhower addressing U.S. public media leaders about confronting the Soviet Union with truthful information about the U.S. and the West, on April 16, 1953,in Washington, DC. A USIA technician transmitting text of the speech to its public affairs officers around the world. Views of newspapers carrying the story in Paraquay, Ireland,Algeria, and Burma. The President's speech was printed in a pamphlet entitled "The Peace We Seek," ahd sent abroad where it was translated into Arabic,Japanese, Persian, and 20 other languages. Four million copies were distributed. Posters about the speech were also distributed.
U.S. soldiers in Cebu, Philippine Islands during World War II. Troops of Company 'A', 103rd Infantry Regiment, slog along in deep mud as they proceed towards Tabogon, Cebu island in Visayas, the Philippines. A jeep is seen completely mired down in mud along the roadside.. A soldier looks at the jeep. The feet of soldiers shown as they walk with some difficulty through the mud.
Families at harbor waiting for the troop transport ships. United States soldiers and liberated prisoners of war on ship. San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and harbor in background with Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill. Troop ships arrive and crowd cheers. Japanese soldiers bonzai cheer and Japanese forces bomb and take control of Corregidor. Japanese planes bombing. Ambulance carries wounded. United States soldier loses his arm during a Japanese aerial attack on Corregidor. General Wainwright surrendering in Corregidor in May 1942. United States flag lowered by Japanese and Japanese flag is hoisted. Wreckage of bombed U.S. facilites. Japanese propaganda film showing care for wounded American soldiers on hospital beds. Prisoners eat food. Wounded American soldiers walk with crutches on the grounds of the prison camp. Bataan Death March of the emaciated prisoners. American military prisoners at Cabanatuan labor and sleep on open air bunks. Scene of U.S. Army training early in World War 2 with troops in a field setting a machine gun emplacement to fire at rolling trucks relabeled as "Tank". Japanese propaganda newsreels showing Japanese military success in Philippines and Japanese forces in the Aleutian Islands. Aerial view formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-25 bombers in the sky. Aerial side view of American bomber aircraft and bombs away view. Navy bombing from ships. General MacArthur returns to Philippines and wades ashore. Philippine guerrillas and U.S. troops in battle to retake Philippines. U.S. prisoners of war liberated and freed and at 92nd Evacuation Hospital Cebu. Released prisoners on ships to America. WAC women hand out mail. Soldiers write telegram wires announcing arrival. Ship docks in San Francisco. Prisoners reunite with happy families and crowds on streets cheer their arrival. Soldiers and civilians walk on Market Street in San Francisco. Welcome home parade for San Francisco soldiers during WWII. Soldiers waving from buses in parade. Soldier in front of Marina Junior High School, 3500 Fillmore Street. One armed, disabled soldier with parents views photo album.
Activities of tribal people in the Philippines during World War II. Negrito pygmies and Igorot tribesmen on a field. A map shows different islands like Mindanao, Cebu, Mindoro and Luzon in the Philippines. Terraced rice fields and irrigation ditches in the area. Mountains in the foreground. Tribal women perform their traditional dance.