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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
 
 
"Manila Hemp" trees (abacá plant) being processed for Manila Rope fiber in Davao, Phillipines

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.

Date: 1943, January
Duration: 2 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Aerial view of the target area and the strafing of the area by the U.S. aircraft in Manila, Philippines.

U.S. aircraft in flight over Manila, Philippines during World War II. Aerial view of the target area in Manila. Japanese airplanes in a field are strafed. Japanese transports being strafed. Hangars and buildings. The Japanese held area of Manila. Fire in the background. A bridge bombarded. The bombed bridge over a river. The city and the waterfront. Aircraft in flight overhead.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Smoke arises due to explosions on a ship after being hit by a torpedo from a U.S. aircraft in Manila, Philippines.

U.S. aircraft in flight over Manila, Philippines during World War II. U.S. Navy TBM Avengers in flight overhead. Aerial view of Manila. The aircraft drops a torpedo. The torpedo hits the water. Explosions on a ship. Smoke arises due to the explosion. The dock area in Manila. Bomb hits on ships in the harbor. Japanese ship burning in the harbor. Other ships being hit. Explosions caused by bombardment in the water..

Date: 1943
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. aircraft drop bombs over Manila, Philippines during World War II.

U.S. aircraft in flight over the Philippines during World War II. Several aircraft in flight over Manila. U.S. Navy TBM aircraft in flight. The shoreline and a river in Manila area. The U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat and TBM Avengers in flight. Aerial view of the target area. Two small sail boats in the harbor. Aerial view of the buildings and a merchant ship. The aircraft in flight. Smoke from explosions in the target area.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. aircraft strafe target areas in Manila, Philippines during World War II.

U.S. aircraft in flight over Manila, Philippines during World War II. U.S. Navy TBM Avengers in flight overhead. Aerial view of Manila. Firing and bombardment over the city. Smoke rising from the hit targets.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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