Opening shows affidavits attesting to the authenticity of source films. Views of the island fortress of Corregidor, as Japanese troops occupy it while Americans and Filipinos stand with hands up, in surrender. Japanese and American Army officers having discussions. Scene shifts to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainright with members of his staff: Brigadier General Lewis C. Beebe; Lieutenant Colonel John R. Pugh; Major William Lawrence; and Major Tom Dooley, as they arrive at the Japanese headquarters building on Bataan to discuss surrender. They line up outside the wooden building and are saluted by the Commander of the 14th Japanese Imperial Army, General Masaharu Homma, as he climbs the steps of the building. Next, the Americans are seen seated at a table on the porch, opposite General Homma, who has General Wachi at his left and Colonel Nakayama, to his right. Reporters, an interpreter, newsreel camera men and others are also on the porch. General Homma and Wainright discuss surrender. (These discussions proved fruitless, as Homma demanded surrender of the entire Philippine Garrison, and Wainright tried to avoid that, citing lack of authority. Accordingly, Homma curtailed the meeting, and Wainright and staff returned to Corregidor, where, on May 6, 1942, he finally surrendered all forces in the Philippines to Japanese Colonel Sato, commander of the 61st Infantry.) Camera outdoor pans over Corregidor Island. Scenes of prisoners standing in the so-called Garage area of Corregidor, where American and Filipino POWs were interred, following their surrender on May 6th. The remainder of the film shows various scenes of POWs on Bataan, moving under Japanese guard. A makeshift sign points the way to Mariveles, where the infamous Death March commenced.
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.
Battle of Corregidor in Philippines during World War II. Japanese flag being hoisted in Corregidor after the surrender by United States forces in 1942. U.S. troops in Japanese prison camp. Wreckage after the battle. A map of Philippines. Allied invasion fleet underway at sea towards Corregidor. Naval guns and aircraft bombard the island. Explosions occur on the island. U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft in flight U.S. 503rd Air Regiment are aboard U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft. Paratroopers jump and descend. Paratroopers advance inland. U.S. Army 24th Division soldiers come ashore in landing crafts. Troops fight against the Japanese. Shells being loaded in artillery. Soldiers fire rifles.
Battle of Corregidor fought between U.S. troops and Japanese troops in Corregidor, Luzon Island, Philipinnes during World War II. Japanese troops lower the U.S. flag and raise the Japanese flag after the fall of Corregidor in 1942. U.S. troops in Japanese prison camps. Invasion of Corregidor on February 16, 1945 by U.S. 503rd Air Regiment and 24th Division. A U.S. convoy underway at sea. U.S. naval battleships attack shore targets. Planes take off from an airfield. U.S. 503rd Air Regiment dropped by parachutes. Paratroopers land in Corregidor. U.S. 24th Division comes ashore in amphibious vehicles, troops land and fight their way inland.
Japanese forces fire artillery at Corregidor. Smoke rising from Corregidor under bombardment. Japanese troops land on Corregidor, Philippines Islands, May 5 1942. A soldier watches enemies' action through binoculars. Soldiers fire artillery in the field. General Wainwright surrenders. He sits with other officers and Japanese officers and discusses. Japanese soldiers lower the American flag and then bonzai cheer and celebrate their victory. They raise the Japanese flag. Captured Americans departing Mariveles on Bataan Death March, under Japanese guard. Map shows Japanese targets for invasion in other areas like Malay, Borneo, and New Guinea. Close up view of Japanese soldier's face. Briefing documents labeled Secret are opened and reviewed. Airplanes on the ground. U.S. And Australian troops march in Australia. Animated globe shows different countries. View of armament and artillery production factory operation in the United States supplying war materiel. Close up views of faces of war production workers. Animation and models shows a supply line through which supplies are transferred to Australia. Lockheed P-38 Lightning wrapped in camouflage is lowered onto a transport ship deck. U.S. Army tank loaded onto ship and American troops go ashore in Australia. United States planes bomb and sink Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea on March 2, 1943. View of American machine gunner firing machine gun from aircraft in flight toward enemy Japanese ships. Cockpit point of view shot out of American aircraft as it bombs and strafes Japanese ship. Bombs away view as U.S. aircraft release bombs. Smoke rises from the burning Japanese ships. General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz meet and discuss strategy and review maps. Animation shows different potential routes for American forces to return to the Philippines.
The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.