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 Santo Tomas concentration camp in Manila, Philippine Islands during World War II. A sign reads 'Manila'. Filipino girls place flowers on the helmets of U.S. soldiers. The soldiers wave to Filipino natives on the road to Manila. A Filipino girl places flowers in soldiers' helmets. A sign reads 'Manila'. Soldiers aboard a jeep cross a river in a native ferry.
The Santo Tomas concentration camp in Manila, Philippine Islands during World War II. A dead Japanese sniper along a highway to Manila. U.S. riflemen march along both sides of the road. The soldiers drink beer in a Manila street. The soldiers and Filipino civilians. The soldiers cross a bridge across a river. Repatriated prisoners in front of a building. They cheer and wave. A group of nurses walks. Street scenes in Manila. A soldier holds two children. Children stand on a tank in the middle of a street. Elderly ex-prisoners talk to a soldier. The soldiers continue to walk. A jeep moves past. A soldier drinks water. They cross a pontoon bridge. Civilians gather outside a building. They wave. Girls walk. A soldier carries two children. Civilians and children aboard a tank. Three men seated in chairs talk.
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.