A documentary depicts combat activities of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division during World War II. Troops fight on Luzon Island and in Manila. The U.S. troops on tanks and on a dirt road on Luzon Island. The troops advance towards Manila. The troops on a tank. Guns fired.. The troops near an artillery fire. A tank rolls on a mud road. The troops in the city. A damaged brick wall. Troops enter through a hole in the wall. The tanks fired in a field. Troops carry an injured soldier. A picture of the Commander of 1st Cavalry Division in 1939.
U.S. Generals at U.S. Army Headquarters at Fort Santiago in Manila, Philippines in 1939. Boat at a beach and Fort Santiago in the background. General Grant in his office at Fort Santiago with General Staff Officer Colonel Edward de Armond
Manila Stock Exchange in Manila, Philippines. Manila stock exchange as traders in white shirts bid and sell. Traders on phone. Sugar board, brokers buy and sell and general activity. Sign:'Manila Stock Exchange'.
Meeting at Manila Rotary Club - Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines. American and Filipino businessmen present in a meeting at Manila Rotary Club. Sign;'Twentieth Anniversary'. Speakers Mr Romulo (Filipino) and Mr Ned Hall speak and members listen. Members seated at a table and smoke cigar. Members get Rotary badges.
Arrival of U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, Francis Sayre in Manila, Philippines during World War II. Crowd waiting for the arrival of Sayre. Welcome signs and banners held by people. Sayre and committee review troops. Troops in formation. Philippine President Manuel Quezon addresses the crowd. Sayre addresses a crowd. Troops, trucks and gun crews pass in front of the stand. Troops pass under a decorated gate.
Shopping at Heacocks Department Store- Sporting goods department in Manila, Philippines. Filipino and American customers at Heacocks department store, Manila. Filipino girls at a counter. Girls look at clothes in display. Girls look at crockery at the china counter. A man looks at bow and arrow for archery at a sport section. Bargain counters. Girls buy.