The Battle of Corregidor Island in the Philippines during World War II. Animated map of Corregidor Island, Luzon Island. Japanese bombers bomb Corregidor. Smoke billows up from explosions. Japanese troops advance in Corregidor. U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright and U.S. officers confer with Japanese captors in Corregidor. View of the Manila Bay. American prisoners following their surrender. Entrance to a tunnel at Corregidor. American prisoners are marched on the island. Interiors show officers in the Malinta Tunnel. Japanese officers arrive in cars in Manila. People wave Japanese flags.
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 life of General Douglas MacArthur. He is appointed Chief of Staff, with rank of full General, in 1930. General MacArthur with two French military officers, during a tour of Europe. He is decorated by French Officials. MacArthur visits Germany and inspects German troops. U.S. President Roosevelt reappoints MacArthur as Chief of the Staff. Scenes of MacArthur's headquarters in the Philippines. MacArthur at his office in the Philippines with Eisenhower at his side. MacArthur talks into a telephone. MacArthur supervises the creation of a Philippine Army. The training of the Philippine Army. Japanese planes drop bombs over the Pearl Harbor. View of Corregidor Island. Soldiers on Corregidor load and fire artillery at the Japanese. U.S. soldiers in the Bataan peninsula. Start of the Bataan death march. PT boat carrying MacArthur leaves Corregidor. War equipment prepared in factories. A battleship underway to Australia. MacArthur in Australia. U.S. convoy moves towards Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Allied soldiers land on the islands. A soldier lands on a beach and raises the American Flag. MacArthur points at Japan on a map and discuss war strategy. In accordance to the plan key positions in the Pacific are attacked. MacArthur looks as Allied soldiers land on the islands. MacArthur while smoking a pipe inspects the landing of Allied soldiers on islands behind heavy bombardment. Amphibious tractors land on a beach. Allied paratroops make a landing. MacArthur confers with Allied Commanders. On one of the islands Japanese soldiers are taken as prisoners.
Activities of Japanese soldiers in Corregidor, Philippine Islands during the Battle of Philippines of World War II. A relief map of Corregidor, Bataan and Manila. The island of Corregidor. Japanese Navy Aichi D3A 'Val' in flight over the island. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Japanese Marines land on a rocky beach of Corregidor. Japanese soldiers carrying flame throwers climbing up a cliff with the aid of a ladder. A soldier uses a flame thrower on a covered trench. Several Japanese soldiers run along the base of a steep hill. Japanese soldiers and British and U.S. prisoners of war in the foreground. Buildings in the background. A barrage balloon moored close to the ground. A group of US, British and Japanese enlisted men. U.S. Army General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright speaks to two British enlisted men. Japanese, British and U.S. enlisted men converse in the foreground. Two Japanese officers enter a building and an officer salutes. The enlisted men on the porch of the building. The coastline of Corregidor in the foreground. U.S. and British prisoners on a hillside. Japanese soldiers climb up a steep hill. U.S. and British sailors and enlisted men march. Destroyed gum emplacement. Entrance to a tunnel on the side of a rocky cliff. Interior of the tunnel equipped with desks and typewriters.
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.
U.S. and Philippine dignitaries visit Corregidor Island, Philippines. Philippine and American women seated aboard a launch off the coast of Corregidor. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay talk on the deck. The shoreline of Corregidor as seen from the launch.