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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
 
 
Smoke issuing from the Mayon Volcano on Luzon island in the Philippines.

Mayon Volcano on Luzon island in the Philippines. An aerial view shows puffs of smoke rising from the volcano. View of the volcano from the ground. A U.S. Army airman looks at the volcano.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Airfield in Philippines prior to World War II in Pacific. Pilots with the Philippines Airlnes Twin Beech airplane

Aerial views from airplane flying over an airfield near the ocean in the Philippines, prior to World War 2 in the Pacific. (The airfield is probably Iba Field, on Luzon, which was destroyed by Japanese bombers on Dec. 8, 1941.) Army airplanes are parked on the field. Numerous buildings and facilities are seen. A bivouac area of tents near the water. Scene shifts to Philippine Airlines pilot Paul Irving Gunn and his assistant, aviator Emil Sylvan Scott, standing in the grass, by a Philippine Airlines model 18 Beechcraft. The airplane is bright red with the number 2 painted on its nose and the company logo on its fuselage.

Date: 1941
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops advance and attack Japanese positions in Luzon island during Philippines Campaign of World War II.

Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A wooded region in Luzon in Philippines island. U.S. artillery emplacements among the trees. Soldiers beside the artillery. The soldiers under cover near a road. Soldiers wade through a stream under a bridge. Several fighter aircraft in flight. Soldiers moving under cover. The soldiers advance towards Japanese positions on the island. Soldiers fire guns and hurl grenades. Smoke rises from grenade explosion. The soldiers move past Japanese corpses. Soldiers inspect the bodies.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops and Filipinos during attack on Japanese positions in Luzon island during Philippines Campaign of World War II.

Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A wooded region in Luzon in Philippines island. Filipinos carrying U.S. wounded soldiers on stretchers move along a road in the wooded region. Other soldiers follow. Smoke rises from the shelled Japanese positions on the island. Troops preparing artillery to be fired. Fighter aircraft in flight in the sky. U.S. troops and Filipino porters moving along the region. The artillery being fired. The ammunition in view beside the artillery. Filipino porters and U.S. troops move past Japanese corpses. The group advances through the bushes and trees.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. fighter aircraft drop bombs on Japanese positions in Luzon island during Philippines Campaign of World War II.

Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A U.S. soldier cleans a machine gun in an area among trees and bushes, in Luzon in Philippines island. Another soldier seated beside him. Three other soldiers join them. The group of soldiers confer amongst themselves. Fighter aircraft in flight. Japanese positions on the island are bombed and smoke rises. Smoke rises from several shelled Japanese positions.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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