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Intramuros Manila 1945 stock footage and images

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Scenes of Manila, Philippines, early during the Japanese occupation of World War II

A street corner in Manila after the Japanese invasion and occupation in World War 2. Closeup of the statue of St. Anthony with a woman and child, in front of the Church of St. Francis, Church of Our Lady of Angels, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Camera pans down over the statue. View from above, at a short distance, of parishioners going in and out of the church. (This church was destroyed in the battle of Manila, 1945, but the statue survived.) A Japanese sign outside of a building. View inside the building, where many school children are seen walking through an exhibit of artwork and other displays of school projects. . Closeup of one drawing on display, depicting a Spanish Toreador. Several displays of Japanese calligraphy. A model of two small structures. Closeup of several school boys interested in small objects on display. A group of school girls at exhibits of clothing designs and patterns. A cartoon sign in the building, in Japanese but mostly in English. It shows two small girls and a boy in different exercise poses and two ducks walking past them near their feet. The sign announces "Daily Calisthenics on the air." It also reads: "Health First" and "Mass exercise at Luneta Park." A man conducts calisthenics in the open in front of a rotunda. Jouge B. Vargas, chairman of the Japanese-sponsored Philippine Executive Commission, sits inside the rotunda observing a vast field filled with school children following the lead of the exercise director, as they perform calisthenics. The Rizal Monument is seen far in the background. Some closeups of the children as they exercise. Wide view of the children organized in lines across the field. The Luneta Hotel is seen in the background..

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
U.S. Army battles against fortified Japanese forces during World War II, in Manila, Philippines

Wartime news film entitled: "Manila Cleanup." View of the Passig river, dividing North and South Manila. American tanks and tank destroyers on North bank, firing at Japanese positions on the South side of the river. Exploding shells on South side. U.S. troops fire 155mm howitzers at low elevation, blasting the walls of Intramuros and adjacent buildings. The 540th Field Artillery fire 240mm guns point blank against the ancient walls. Troops firing machine guns at the Letrame and Post Office buildings. Troops of the 3rd Battalion, 129th Infantry, 337th Division, crossing the river in small assault boats, under covering fire. Landing on the South Bank, troops fan out around and about the walled city. Japanese forces resist from fortified pill boxes and machine gun nests near the public buildings. U.S. troops breach a section of the wall and elements of the 37th Division enter Intramuros on February 23rd. U.S. soldiers sheltered behind wall as others employ flame throwers. U.S. Soldiers prepares a TNT charges to blow up walls and seal underground passageways. A destroyed Japanese pill box at base of wall with many dead Japanese seen. U.S. artillerymen firing 155mm howitzers directly at Japanese troops holed up in the Legislative, agricultural and finance buildings. Troops of B Company, 148th Infantry Regiment, advance from the City Hall, towards the Legislative building. They direct flame throwers at Japanese fortifications under the wall. Soldier with flame thrower passes through group of riflemen and fires into hole in wall. U.S. soldiers fighting room to room in the walled city. On February 24th U.S. troops defeat the last Japanese resistors.

Date: 1945, February
Duration: 3 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops advance through debris in Intramuros, Manila.

The invasion of the Philippines by Allied troops during World War II. Evacuation of wounded from Intramuros, Manila by civilians. Troops advance through wreckage and debris on the streets. They fire rifles. Destroyed buildings and houses in the area.

Date: 1945, February 15
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Runup to Yokohama War Crimes Trial of Kuroda and others; Clips of Trial of General Yamashita in Manila 1945

First part deals with Allied war crimes trials of Japanese defendants in Yokohama. Second part is Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on trial for war crimes in Manila, Philippines. . Few Military soldiers talk to each other at a camp. Few views of Japanese Generals under trials for war crimes. General Yamashita brought for the trial. General Yamashita enters a court in Manila for the trial. A interior view of the trial court. General R Reynolds presides the trial session. General Yamashita sits on a chair at his trial. A member of the trial court reads a document. Lawyers give their points during the session. General Yamashita is taken out after the trial session in court.

Date: 1945, November
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Units of United states 14th Corps capture Clark Field as they advance toward Manila, Philippines, during World War II

American troops in their drive toward Manila, in 1945, during World War 2, pass several knocked out and burning Japanese Type 89 Chi-Ro tanks. A dead Japanese soldier, shot dead while trying to commit suicide, lies on the ground with an undetonated hand grenade in his mouth. U.S. M4A2 sherman III tanks and infantry of the XIV Corps moving on the Lingayen Plains Philippines, leading to the capital, Manila. U.S. armor towing artillery ford a stream, as they pass beneath framework of an apparently unusable bridge. A battery of U.S. M101 105mm Howitzer artillery pieces is set up and bombards the Clark Field area. One striking shell produces an explosion, fire and column of black smoke. U.S. troops ride forward atop tanks. Glimpse of one soldier with flamethrower tanks on his back. American tanks firing their guns. Destroyed Japanese aircraft on the ground. A soldier using a mine detector to sweep the area. He signals to another soldier who comes to probe the area with a long knife. Next a soldier is seen standing in a hole dug around a bomb Placed nose up under the ground by the Japanese. Soldiers pull it from the hole, using a rope. U.S. soldiers walk in area full of similar holes and bombs pulled from them. General Douglas MacArthur is seen, on January 26, 1945, walking among remains of Japanese aircraft at Clark Field. He visits the Filipino cemetery at Camp O'Donnell, which was a prisoner of war camp, considered the terminating point of the Bataan Death March, where some 20 thousand Filipinos and almost 2 thousand Americans died during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. MacArthur is seen standing by a large Christian Cross monument, and walks among untended graves marked with small wooden crosses. The Mount Pinatubo volcano is seen on the horizon in the background. MacArthur and those accompanying him walk around a large monument containing a placard written in tagolog. U.S. soldiers start a mortar barrage against Japanese forces dug in on "Hill 70." Infantrymen move through trees and brush to flush out the entrenched enemy. Glimpse of type of improvised device made of explosives and gasoline, that U.S. soldiers are using to drive Japanese troops out of their fortifications. As a soldier watches with binoculars, the camera records several of these devices exploding with great force. Glimpse of a dead Japanese soldier on the ground. U.S. troops ride atop an M18 Gun motor carriage of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, as it crosses a river. American tanks and infantry moving cautiously across a bridge as shells explode ahead of them. Tanks firing at Japanese troops entrenched in hillside above a road. Large numbers of American infantry marching along a road accompanied by tanks. Areas around them burning from fires set by retreating Japanese forces.

Date: 1945, January 26
Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Post World War II trials of German and Japanese Leaders for war crimes

Fiilm opens with view of Spandau prison. Inside, Guards patrol the halls. Cell door with name Karl Doenitz on it. Views of Gernam Admiral Doenitz and Admiral Erhch Raeder, looking over war planning charts. Ships burning at sea in nighttime. Glimpse of German U Boat Captain observing through periscope. Back at Spandau prison, an American soldier checks cell of Joachim von Ribbontrop. German Foreign Minister von Ribbontrop seen on steps of an airplane. Scene shifts to Nazi–sponsored so-called American Rally in Madison Square Garden, New York City, on February 20, 1939. A huge picture of George Washington dominates the stage where drummers play while flag-bearing marchers fill the stage. View of audience of 20 thousand persons, rendering Nazi salutes. Someone trying to interfere with the activity is quickly subdued on stage by men in military style uniforms. Scene shifts back to Spandau prison, where a soldier guard passes food through cell door to Julius Streicher (unseen). Closeup of Streicher harranguing a crowd in Germany. Views of German Paramilitary Brown shirts (Storm troopers, or Sturmabteilung) preventing people from patronizing Jewish merchants. Next, victims liberated from Nazi concentration camp are seen being deloused by American soldiers. Back at Dachau, a soldier checks the cell of Hermann Goering, who is next seen eating at an outdoor table with other men, at a Nazi-sponsored public feeding event before World War 2. Brief view of German Chancellor, Heinrich Bruening, who fled Germany in 1934 as the Nazis were coming to power. A Graf Zeppelin, bearing Nazi Swastika insignia, is seen in flight over New York City. Crew member inside the Zeppelin, looking out a window as he plots a position on a chart. The Zeppelin casts a shadow over an ocean liner at sea, as it passes overhead. Back at Spandau prison, a guard opens a door with a key. Several prisoners are seen walking into the prison yard. A firing squad (unseen) is heard marching into position and firing their guns. Scene shifts to Japane, where a Japanese twin engine passenger plane is seen overhead, coming in for a landing. Official buildings are seen in Tokyo and jurists who will participate in war crimes trials. Scene shifts to war crimes trials authorized in Manila, by General Douglas MacArthur. Seen are Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita and another Japanese officer on trial at the High Commissioners Residence in Manila, in 1945. Views of ordinary Japanese soldiers. A court convening.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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