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.
United States troops disembark at Manila, Philippine Islands. Battleship at sea. Troops on the ship. They disembark the ship. They march with flags and guns. Cars pass on a street in the city. A traffic policeman stands amidst the street to control the traffic. Horse-carts pass on the street. Houses and buildings along the sides of the street.
Soldiers stand at Paco cemetery in Manila, Philippines. A building with a dome in the cemetery. Trees in the cemetery. A soldier walks on the ground.
Men stand near the grave of Dr Jose Rizal in Manila, Philippine Islands. Fishing boats dock in the harbor. Houses in the background. Men stand on a boat.
Lifestyle of people and the city twenty years ago in Manila, Philippine Islands. Horse-carts and trams on the street. People walk on the street. They walk over a bridge on a waterway. Houses and trees in the background. Horse-carts with luggage on the street. School girls march in uniforms on the street. School building in the background. School boys march in uniforms on ground.