Bombing mission by the 5th Bombardment Group of the U.S. 13th Air Force on Davao in Mindanao, Philippines during World War II. B-24 Liberator bombers en route to Davao. B-24s fly over Fort of Davao. Fire bomb burns on water near Davao. Bombs drop and explode. B-24 formation en route to base at Samar.
Production of Manila Hemp, also known as Manilla, in Davao, Philippines during World War II. A farm of Manila Hemp (the plant is actually the abacá plant or Musa textilis, a relative of the banana, then frequently used to make "Manila Rope". But the colloquial name for it at the time was Manila Hemp). Farmers cutting, stripping and drying Manila Hemp. A Japanese officer on the farm supervising. Manila Hemp loaded on a cart and taken to a shipping yard for shipping.
People of different tribes in the Philippines. Bagobos of Davao, Mindanao in a jungle. A group of Bagobos walks through the jungle towards a market. People of Bagobos tribe on horseback as they ride through the jungle.
Allied campaigns against Japan during World War II. Animated map depicts battles for various islands in the Pacific like Guadalcanal, Palau, Mariana Islands. A map of the Philippines. United States troops invade the Philippines. Naval guns fire at a shore and flak bursts are seen. Dramatic shot of a Japanese Zero aircraft approaching U.S. Navy ships that are firing guns. The Japanese aircraft is hit at close range to the ship, a wing ruptures, it is consumed in fire and crashes with explosion in the sea beside the ship. Many landing craft with U.S. Army forces landing at beach on Leyte. Soldiers land and advance inland. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and President Sergio Osmena of the Philippines wade ashore. Native women and children on the island are assisted by U.S. forces and provided with food and protection. Following are meetings of wartime Allied leaders, shown briefly in the ending of the film:
TC: 01: 39, Prime Minister Winston Churchill meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the battleship, USS Augusta, at Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Conference, 1941. Roosevelt stands at the railing, assisted by his son, Army Captain Elliot Roosevelt. TC: 01:41. Roosevelt and Churchill meeting with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, at the Cairo conference, in 1943. TC: 01:44. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill pose outside the Livadia Palace during the Yalta conference, 1945. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, American Ambassador Harriman, British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, and Churchill's daughter, Sarah, in uniform, are among those standing behind the seated Big Three. TC: 01:46, Delegates from 51 Nations gathered for the first meeting of the UN General Assembly,in Westminster Central Hall,London, England, in 1946.
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.
Camera pans over a closeup of British Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival who was captured in the fall of Singapore. American Lieutenant-general Jonathan Wainwright, smoking the stub of a cigar, as he sits with U.S.Major General Edward P. King, Jr. (Both were imprisoned in the Japanese invasion of the Philippines.) A naval officer POW posing in front of a tree. Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, in pith helmet, smoking a cigarette. POWs eating and conversing with Japanese interpreters, (One POW appears to be U.S. Brigadier General George F. Moore, who was imprisoned along with Wainright and King, in the Philippines.) View of POWs in a library, where one is reading from a script, while being recorded. Other POWs looking at documents.