The Pacific fleet lies in Manila Bay, Philippines. U.S. Navy Battleships and warships in maneuvers in the Philippines, between World War 1 and World War 2. Smoke arises from ship smokestacks. View of boats and harbor area looking up Pasig River towards the business section of Manila from the walls of Fort Santiago. Governor On February 14, 1929, General Stimson and General MacArthur review a military parade in Manila on the Luneta (Rizal Park) in which troops of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and United States Marine Corps and cadets of local schools and colleges participate. Soldiers and sailors parade with guns and flags. The Rizal Monument seen in the background. Soldiers ride horses on the parade grounds. The 23rd Wagon Company (Philippine scout) load mules into railroad boxcars. Wagons are loaded on the train flat cars. Army officers talk amongst themselves at the Paco station. A child stands near the officers. A railroad train loaded with troops and military equipment passes by on the railway track.
The Filipinos weave ropes and make fish nets in Manila, Philippines. A Filipino weaves a rope and three men wearing hats help him. Another Filipino weaves ropes to make a fishing net. A big spool of rope. Two other men help him in making the fishing net. A young boy watches them. Huts in the background. A fishing fleet in Manila Harbor. Fishermen with fishing nets in the harbor. Horse wagons, trucks and other vehicles move on a street. Civilians cross the street. Buildings on either side of the street.
Activities aboard USS Thomas in Manila, Philippines. USS Thomas at a dock. People on the dock. Two men seated on a railing. Smoke comes out from the engine of the ship. Ball dancers in costumes embark the ship. People on the deck of the ship. Passengers on the deck of the ship. Civilians at a railroad station. A fishing fleet in a harbor. The ball dancers in a group on the deck. The dancers dressed in costumes walk forward in pairs. They dance in pairs on the deck. A man and a woman with hats on their heads dance. An officer on the deck. All the dancers give him a present one by one. The ball dancers along with the officer play music on the deck. A man and a woman on the deck dance on the music.
Fort Santiago in Manila, Philippines. Two officers come out from the fort. Horse wagons, jeeps and other vehicles on a street. A policeman and civilians on the street. Buildings on either side of the street. Traffic in front of a building. A view of the fort. Two officers walk towards the entrance gate of the fort A damaged tower. A building surrounded with palm trees. A church . Natives stand around a bullock cart. Houses of the natives and palm trees in the background.
A film depicts Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. Japanese Army parades in victory through Manila. Japanese troops holding the Japanese flag parade. A band plays music. The troops march. Filipino policewomen march. Japanese Military Commander of the Philippines General Masaharu Homma sits on a reviewing stand holding a samurai sword and reviews the parade. Students of different departments of the University of the Philippines parade. A banner reads 'Manila Department Store'. Philippines General Hospital personnel, Thai and Indian students, University of Philippines students, and, members of Manila's German , Italian and Japanese community march by in review. Homma seated with officials. Homma speaks into a microphone. The Japanese flag is raised. Men on a platform take pictures. A crowd cheers and releases balloons. Aircraft in flight.
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.