American troops in their drive toward Manila, in 1945, during World War 2, pass several knocked out and burning Japanese Type 89 Chi-Ro tanks. A dead Japanese soldier, shot dead while trying to commit suicide, lies on the ground with an undetonated hand grenade in his mouth. U.S. M4A2 sherman III tanks and infantry of the XIV Corps moving on the Lingayen Plains Philippines, leading to the capital, Manila. U.S. armor towing artillery ford a stream, as they pass beneath framework of an apparently unusable bridge. A battery of U.S. M101 105mm Howitzer artillery pieces is set up and bombards the Clark Field area. One striking shell produces an explosion, fire and column of black smoke. U.S. troops ride forward atop tanks. Glimpse of one soldier with flamethrower tanks on his back. American tanks firing their guns. Destroyed Japanese aircraft on the ground. A soldier using a mine detector to sweep the area. He signals to another soldier who comes to probe the area with a long knife. Next a soldier is seen standing in a hole dug around a bomb Placed nose up under the ground by the Japanese. Soldiers pull it from the hole, using a rope. U.S. soldiers walk in area full of similar holes and bombs pulled from them. General Douglas MacArthur is seen, on January 26, 1945, walking among remains of Japanese aircraft at Clark Field. He visits the Filipino cemetery at Camp O'Donnell, which was a prisoner of war camp, considered the terminating point of the Bataan Death March, where some 20 thousand Filipinos and almost 2 thousand Americans died during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. MacArthur is seen standing by a large Christian Cross monument, and walks among untended graves marked with small wooden crosses. The Mount Pinatubo volcano is seen on the horizon in the background. MacArthur and those accompanying him walk around a large monument containing a placard written in tagolog. U.S. soldiers start a mortar barrage against Japanese forces dug in on "Hill 70." Infantrymen move through trees and brush to flush out the entrenched enemy. Glimpse of type of improvised device made of explosives and gasoline, that U.S. soldiers are using to drive Japanese troops out of their fortifications. As a soldier watches with binoculars, the camera records several of these devices exploding with great force. Glimpse of a dead Japanese soldier on the ground. U.S. troops ride atop an M18 Gun motor carriage of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, as it crosses a river. American tanks and infantry moving cautiously across a bridge as shells explode ahead of them. Tanks firing at Japanese troops entrenched in hillside above a road. Large numbers of American infantry marching along a road accompanied by tanks. Areas around them burning from fires set by retreating Japanese forces.
First part deals with Allied war crimes trials of Japanese defendants in Yokohama. Second part is Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on trial for war crimes in Manila, Philippines. . Few Military soldiers talk to each other at a camp. Few views of Japanese Generals under trials for war crimes. General Yamashita brought for the trial. General Yamashita enters a court in Manila for the trial. A interior view of the trial court. General R Reynolds presides the trial session. General Yamashita sits on a chair at his trial. A member of the trial court reads a document. Lawyers give their points during the session. General Yamashita is taken out after the trial session in court.
U.S. Army 1380th Engineers lay a pipe line at Manila Harbor in Manila Bay, Philippines during World War II. The engineers lay the pipes together. The engineers at work in Manila Bay. Fuel tanks and other equipment on the land. The engineers and soldiers walk down the land as the pipe lines are laid together. The engineers pump diesel oil and gasoline mixture into the pipeline. They ignite the mixture using a motor. Fumes rise up as the mixture ignites. A Japanese soldier comes out of a pit. A patrol team catches him. The team questions him. Military ships carry infantry and engineers at Fort Drum, El Fraile Island in Manila Bay. Troops walk down a ramp at Fort Drum. A pipe line hose is set into a vent. A mixture of oil and explosives is pumped into this pipeline. Slow burning fuel, grenades and other explosives lowers into the vent by the engineers. The troops guard the engineers at work. The engineers set up a timer and the troops leave the land. Explosions take place. Smoke rise up from the island.
The United States campaign against the Japanese in Luzon, Philippines during World War II. An Allied convoy of ships underway in the Pacific Ocean towards the Lingayen Gulf. Naval guns fire at the coast and at Japanese airplanes. U.S. Army Generals Walter Kruger and Douglas MacArthur keep a watch over the convoy of ships. General MacArthur and other officers come ashore at the Lingayen Gulf. Troops unload equipment at a beach. Infantrymen advance inland. The Filipinos greet the soldiers as they advance towards Manila. The soldiers with the Filipinos. People cheer as the American soldiers enter Manila. Animated map of the Philippines depicts the location of the Lingayen Gulf and the advance of American soldiers from the Lingayen Gulf to Manila.
Damaged buildings in Manila, Philippines towards the end of World War II. The Spanish-era bronze statue of Queen Isabel II stands with Malate church in the background. A damaged monument in Manila. Filipino women collect wood. They carry the wood in baskets and in their hands. The damaged gothic-arched Methodist Church of Manila in Ermita. An uprooted tree. A building in the background. Ruins of the art deco Jai Alai building. Women carry wood as they walk on a road. Vehicles drive past them. A damaged building. A silhouetted tree.
Street fighting in the South Pacific. P-47 Aircraft takes off from field. P-47s dive bombing Japanese-occupied towns American infantry squads advance in battle-scarred town. The U.S. soldiers employ rifles, bazookas,rifle grenades, hand grenades, and flame throwers (which destroy wood and other lightly constructed buildings). Americans advance under fire from Japanese snipers, and return fire. Dead Japanese sniper in rubble of building. A Japanese soldier running to surrender, carrying a white flag.
A staged exercise in a Burmese village, to demonstrate proper techniques for combating occupying enemy in such a setting. Huts and building in village. Soldier signals other soldiers. Two persons acting as Japanese soldiers inside a building. American soldiers wade through water. Acting Japanese soldier walks to the river side with an empty bucket. American soldier attacks the acting Japanese soldier from behind.
Views of various Japanese cities, like Tokyo, Yokahama and Nagoya. Traffic with pedestrians on road. Smoke arising from U.S. artillery shelling of Manila. U.S. Army artillery battery firing field pieces at targets in Manila. Smoke in streets of Manila. U.S. Soldiers advance through burning buildings. They advance in groups. U.S. soldiers firing in streets and helping wounded soldier to cross street. They take cover behind rubble. Troops pass by a wrecked building. U.S. soldiers gathered around a chart. They fire gun from hole in wall. Soldiers check houses for booby-traps. Soldier at window of building. Tanks and troops advance. Smoke screen in street. Soldier talks into radio. Captured Japanese march under guard.