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The Philippines gains independence from the United States on July 4, 1946

The Philippines are established as an independent nation. Crowds of Filipinos gathered at Rizal Park (Luneta Park) in Manila on the July 4, 1946. View of Independence Grandstand (a temporary structure built in front of the Rizal Monument) with American flag and Philippine flags on tall flag poles.. View looking down on General Douglas MacArthur at a podium, speaking into microphones. Camera pans over various segments of the audience. A map shows the Philippine Islands in context of its neighbors in the Pacific Ocean. Camera pans closeup across faces of many Filipinos gathered at the independence event. View of the Jones Bridge over the Pasig River in downtown Manila. Heacock’s Department Store on the Escolta.The Legislative Building. (later the National Museum of the Philippines). Ocean going ships in a harbor. Cargo being offloaded from a ship onto smaller boat. An industrial complex with eight tall smoke stacks emitting smoke. Steel and petroleum plants. Filipino workers in an assembly plant. The Legislative building with people coming and going. Air raid sirens sounding and people running in streets of Manila at onset of Japanese invasion of the Philippines in December, 1941, at start of World War 2, in the Pacific.People running across the Jones Bridge, seeking shelter. Others boarding a bus. Smoke rising from Japanese bombing. Glimpse of Japaese tanks entering Manila. Japanese infantry climbing a hill. Bodies of persons killed during the Japanese invasion. Glimpse of Japanese troops occupying Corregidor. U.S. General Wainright negotiating the surrender of Corrigidor with Japanese General Homma. View of an American warship firing during the U.S. campaign to defeat the Japanese on islands in the Pacific. An American landing ship carrying U.S. troops who storm ashore. General Douglas MacArthur striding ashore with a retinue of officers, at Leyte, Philippines, on October 20, 1944. as he keeps his promise to return to the Philippines. Views, back again, to MacArthur speaking at the Independence Day ceremony in Manila on July 4, 1946. Also seen at the ceremony are: U.S.Senator Millard Tydings, (co-sponsor of the 1934 Tydings–McDuffie Act, which provided independence to the Philippines after a 10-year transition under a limited autonomy), and Paul V. McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, who read President Truman's proclamation of Philippine Independence to the assembly. Camera pans over the gathering which includes many U.S. Service personnel in uniform. The oath of office is administered to the elected President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas. At the conclusion, the American flag is lowered by Paul McNutt, as President Roxas raises that of the Republic of the Philippines. A celebratory parade in Manila includes a float with signs reading: "Let's Produce and Rebuild," among other things. Other floats represent "Mountain Province," and "The City of Manila," "The University of the Philippines," and "The Division of City Schools." One float, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, contains a huge replica machine gear, and models of an aircraft and a ship. It's message is about turning the gear that helps make the nation great. American and Filipino soldiers march, carrying their respective national flags. A white-helmeted military band plays for the marchers. Final scene shows large loose formation of military aircraft in flight very high above the Independence Grandstand, at Rizal Park.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese soldiers capture the island of Corregidor in the Philippines.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
U.S. war effort is concentrated against Japan after the fall of Nazi Germany in World War II

Overlaid on scenes of fervently patriotic Japanese people waving flags and cheering, is slate reading: "Japan is firmly determined to fight a hundred years war to crush the United States." A huge explosion. Glimpse of U.S. Marine Flame Thrower Tank M67 directing flame on a Japanese bunker. U.S. marines charging in an amphibious assault on a Japanese held Pacific Island during World War 2. U.S. troops wading through surf from their landing craft, during amphibious assault. Marines fighting Japanese in Pacific Island jungle. Landing craft at beach in background. American flag being raised on a palm tree. Soldier saluting the American flag. General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines followed by staff officers and soldiers, including Filipinos. U.S. aircraft bombing Japanese held Corregidor in the Philippines. U.S. Navy ships bombarding the Philippine coast. American paratroopers of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, jumping at low altitude, from C-47 aircraft onto a critical hill known as "Topside" on Corregidor. Views from ground of paratroopers descending. and landing at the hilltop. U.S. troops in an amphibious assault, under fire. The American flag being formally raised as General MacArthur and other officers salute the flag. Marines in amphibious assault on Iwo Jima. A U.S. battleship firing at the coast. Explosions along the coast from Naval bombardment. Marines charging across the black sands of Iwo Jima. Marines firing a 75mm Pack Howitzer M1. Shells exploding at the base of Mount Suribachi. The famous flag raising by Marines on Iwo Jima. American forces attacking the Japanese Island of Okinawa. A Landing Ship Medium (R) firing rockets at Okinawa. Numerous explosions ashore. The USS LSM(R)-198 firing rockets. U.S. troops using a flame thrower to attack Japanese troops in a bunker. A Japanese defender is shot and tumbles down a hill from a fortification. American flag raising on Okinawa. Army officers salute the colors. A U.S. Navy destroyer firing its stern 8-inch guns. A Japanese warship struck by a bomb or shell, with flash of fire and explosion. More views of U.S. Navy warships bombarding Okinawa. A torpedo seen below the water as it is launched A Japanese ship exploding with fireball and huge cloud of smoke. Glimpse of helmsmen inside U.S. submarine. A formation of Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber aircraft peels off, and dives. A Japanese ship being strafed and bombed. It explodes. U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 bomber aircraft taking off from captured islands to attack Japan. A formation of B-29s in flight. B-29s flying over Japan. Mount Fuji is visible. B-29 raining bombs on Japan. View from aircraft as bombs strike, exploding on ground. Closeup of falling bomb. Huge clouds of smoke rising from struck targets. More views of B-29 aircraft in flight. Some leaving contrails at high altitude. View from bridge of U.S. battleship bow plunging into heavy seas that cover deck. (Ship's forward triple gun turrets are visible.) Aerial view of landing craft speeding toward a beach, leaving white wake in water. Glimpse of U.S. battleship, in camouflage paint, bombarding a shore. Closeup of twin 40mm Bofors anti aircraft guns being fired from U.S. Navy ship. A Japanese Kamikaze airplane on fire, falling through flak clouds. A Japanese Mitsubishi G4M bomber aircraft flying low past a U.S. Aircraft Carrier. U.S. Navy sailors on a ship's deck firing a twin 40mm bofors gun. A Japanese Kamikaze airplane hit and in flames as it falls. A squadron of U.S. aircraft in formation. Gun camera film of Japanese airplane bursting into flames while being shot at by U.S. aircraft. Flaming aircraft falling straight down towards the water and splashing on contact. U.S. troops wade through surf as they leave Landing Ship Infantry Large USS LCI(L)-337. Troops rush past a beached Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) on sand beach. Troops in tracked landing vehicles approaching the shore from a cove. White smoke in the area. A banner erected at shore reading: "CIC." Explosions nearby. Soldiers using a flame thrower. Scene shifts to U.S. Secretary of War, Henry Lewis Stimson, speaking from his office in Washington, DC. He speaks of destroying Japan's armed forces and war fighting capability. A soldier shouting with a beached LVT behind him. American soldiers firing small arms from sheltered positions. An artillery soldier closing the breech of a heavy gun after loading it. Montage of scenes similar to all seen already. A liberty bell and "V" for victory is shown.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Under General Douglas MacArthur command the Allied troops capture Leyte Islands from the Japanese.

The life of General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur on captured islands in the Pacific theater. Gen. Douglas confers and walks with other commanders. Animated map shows Allied advance from New Guinea Islands towards the Philippine Islands. General Douglas in conference with President Roosevelt, and Admiral Nimitz. MacArthur points at a map and explains his plan of action. In accordance to the plan the Allied convoy sails towards Leyte Islands. Fight at the islands. Behind naval bombardment the allied troops land on the island. MacArthur's face is iluminated by intermittent light from Naval Gunfire at night as he watches the landing from a battleship. In daylight, MacArthur on deck with with a three-star general, as he smokes his corn cob pipe. Allied troops establish a beachead on Leyte. General MacArthur gets off an Landing ship and wades ashore. Allied troops move towards Manila. Block-by-block fighting against Japanese forces in Manila. American paratroops jump and land on Corregidor. MacArthur and his staff stroll down a street in Manila. He visits the prison camps and speaks with joyful former prisonersof the Japanese. MacArthur salutes as the American Flag is raised over Corregidor. Image of atomic explosion. MacArthur gets off a plane wearing 5 stars. Scenes of Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri. MacArthur gives an address to conclude the proceedings.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Jonathan Wainwright and American prisoners on Corregidor following their surrender to Japan during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943, January
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
General Douglas MacArthur supervises the training of the Philippine Army and lead the Allies against the Japanese.

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.

Date: 1930
Duration: 7 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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