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The Battle off Samar near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944.

Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.

Date: 1944, October
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. General MacArthur commanding the assault on Leyte in World War II, accompanied by President Osmena of the Philippines

U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's heralded return to the Philippines during World War II. A U.S. Task Force underway to attack the island of Leyte. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, seated between U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Theodore Stark "Ping" Wilkinson and Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, aboard the Task Force Flagship, U.S. Cruiser, USS Nashville (CL-43) en route to Leyte. Animated map describes the Leyte campaign. General MacArthur standing on the Nashville, smoking his signature corn cob pipe. U.S. warships bombarding the Island. U.S. troops of the 24th Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division assault the beach from landing craft, as General MacArthur and his Chief of Starr, Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, watch from the Nashville. After the beachhead is secured, General MacArthur and President Osmena, of the Philippines, shake hands. MacArthur wades ashore from a landing craft accompanied by President Omena and an entourage of high ranking officers. U.S. troops are seen wading ashore from LSTs. One is numbered 474. Scenes ashore. A water buffalo. Wrecked Japanese tanks. Filipino inhabitants emerging to begin clearing debris away from what is left of their homes. Damaged buildings in Tacloban, .the Provincial Capital of Leyte. Filipino inhabitants gathered under a tent, smiling. President Osmena speaking from the steps of the Provincial Capital building, with General MacArthur and his entourage standing behind.

Date: 1944, October 20
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle for Leyte Gulf between the Allied Naval Air Forces and the Japanese Naval Air Forces.

Animation shows Allied Naval Air attack over the Philippines island of Leyte during the Battle for Leyte Gulf against the Japanese Naval Air Forces in October 1944. The battle is fought around a chain of islands such as Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Allied 3rd and 7th naval fleet launch a massive attack and cripple the Japanese naval-air support. Results show heavy damage inflicted to Japanese Naval Air Forces.

Date: 1944, October
Duration: 4 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States troops aboard ships heading for Leyte in Philippines.

U.S. Third Fleet underway at sea, heads for Leyte in October 1944. Sailor in ship's radio-telegraph room receives coded Top Secret message directing task force to change course and attack the Philippines. U.S. officer in room and men at typewriters. Officer marks positions on map. Marine Captain refers to map as he briefs about the planned assault at Leyte, Philippines. U.S. personnel aboard ship underway at sea. U.S. flag on aircraft carrier. U.S. personnel seated on flight deck pray. U.S. troops resting in staging areas. A soldier shaves, drinks beer, packs and writes letter. Waves crash on shores. Troops march. Troops aboard ships. Troops rest aboard ship. Aircraft lands on carrier's deck.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Naval battle between Allied and Japanese destroyers during the Battle off Samar near the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on October 25 1944 Animated map shows Allied naval fleet under heavy fire from the advancing Japanese fleet. Naval battle between enemy destroyers and allied destroyers such as USS Johnston, Hoel and Roberts.

Date: 1944, October
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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