U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines and their wives in flight. Men planting rice in paddy field. President Lyndon B. Johnson and others inspecting rice fields. President Johnson at the microphone speaking as Mrs. Marcos and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson stand by at International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Crowd listening. Aircrafts in flight. President Johnson arriving at a Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. President is followed by procession of cars. United States troops lined up holding American flags. Troops in attention and saluting President. Close view of United States Navy flag. President decorating troops. President shaking hands with troops. President decorating wounded soldiers lying on bed.
From a sequence of interviews with freed former prisoners from the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines during World War 2. At the former Bilibid Prison, a man interviews Reverend Leopold Damrosch (grand nephew of the famous composer and conductor Walter Damrosch) and Ned Davenport (son of famous movie actor Harry Davenport). The two men had not seen each other in 11 or 12 years. Davenport asks Damrosch about how he feels to be liberated and what he thinks of the U.S. Army personnel and equipment. Damrosch expresses delight at his liberation by the paratroopers from Los Baños and that it was great to be liberated by the U.S. forces. The two of them talk to each other over a mike and shake hands.
Los Baños Internment Camp in Laguna, Philippine Islands. Freed civilians from camp being loaded to move out from the liberated camp. Burning barracks in camp. Internees move out. W.M.Donald former advisor of Chiang Kai-Shek being interviewed by war correspondent Frank Smith of Chicago Times. Crowd of freed internees loading into LVTs (Landing vehicle tracked, also called Amtracs) of the 672nd Amphibious Battalion and driven out of the camp, headed for Mamatid.
Los Baños Internment Camp in Laguna, Philippine Islands. Clergyman fallen in water from LVT being rescued by U.S. Army soldiers during liberation of the camp from Japanese forces in World War 2. Soldiers help the internees including men, women, children, nuns. Crowd of freed internees on beach. Internees loaded into the LVT (also called Amtracs) and trucks during evacuation.
Interview in Manila with a released internee from the Los Baños Japanese-operated internment camp in the Philippines. A microphone is set on a tripod stand for the interview. The liberated American internee, Bob Jones, is asked what the internees did for entertainment. Jones says that everything was ersatz entertainment and that they would make things up with old boxes and bamboo. He shows how he formed and "played" a pretend trumpet with his hands, and he performs his "trumpet" rendition of Sugar Blues by Clyde McCoy.
An ambulance pulls up at Los Baños prison in Luzon, Philippines. Rescued civilian Allied prisoners get down from the truck. Freed former prisoners stand in a line with pans and spoons in their hands. Many of them are very thin from meager food provisions received during incarceration. Soup being served to them from a trash can.