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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
The Battle of Corregidor Island in the Philippines during World War II. Animated map of Corregidor Island, Luzon Island. Japanese bombers bomb Corregidor. Smoke billows up from explosions. Japanese troops advance in Corregidor. U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright and U.S. officers confer with Japanese captors in Corregidor. View of the Manila Bay. American prisoners following their surrender. Entrance to a tunnel at Corregidor. American prisoners are marched on the island. Interiors show officers in the Malinta Tunnel. Japanese officers arrive in cars in Manila. People wave Japanese flags.