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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
 
 
Agricultural and trade being carried out in the Philippines.

A film about events leading up to the independence of the Philippines and the life of people there after. Traffic on streets of a city in the Philippines. Huts in a village. Men work in a paddy field. A landowner with his family. Farmers plow a field with the aid of a cattle drawn plow. Cane sugar loaded on a railroad car being transported. Filipinos work on cane in a field. Natives work in an abaca field to obtain Manila hemp. Abaca being processed to obtain hemp. A rope being made out of the hemp in a factory. The rope being rolled out of the factory. Ores of chromite and gold being transported in containers. Workers at a gold mine. People at Manila Stock Exchange. Exports being loaded onto merchant ships at a port.

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops fight on Luzon and in Manila, Philippines.

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.

Date: 1946
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Major Tisdell recalls events of April 8, 1942 in Bataan, Philippines during the Homma trial in Manila, Philippines.

U.S. Army Major Achille C. Tisdell testifies before a military tribunal in Manila, Philippines during the trail of Japanese Army General Masaharu Homma for World War II crimes. Major Tisdell takes an oath on the 16th day of the Homma trial. He says that he was aide-de-camp to Major General E.P. King, Commanding General of the American forces in Luzon in April, 1942. Major Tisdell recalls that Japanese forces had pushed back the American forces in Bataan to a point that it was difficult for the Americans to reorganize. He also talks about the lack of ration for the American forces. Major Tisdell says that U.S. reserves were released for the forces. He says that on 9th April, 1942 General King was unable to make contact with Japanese commander and Colonel Edward C. Williams volunteered to make contact with the Japanese.

Date: 1946, January 21
Duration: 7 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
The Japanese Army parades in victory through Manila, Philippines and a crowd cheers and releases balloons.

A film depicts Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. Japanese Army parades in victory through Manila. Japanese troops holding the Japanese flag parade. A band plays music. The troops march. Filipino policewomen march. Japanese Military Commander of the Philippines General Masaharu Homma sits on a reviewing stand holding a samurai sword and reviews the parade. Students of different departments of the University of the Philippines parade. A banner reads 'Manila Department Store'. Philippines General Hospital personnel, Thai and Indian students, University of Philippines students, and, members of Manila's German , Italian and Japanese community march by in review. Homma seated with officials. Homma speaks into a microphone. The Japanese flag is raised. Men on a platform take pictures. A crowd cheers and releases balloons. Aircraft in flight.

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Major Tisdell describes ill treatment of prisoners at Japanese camps during the trial of General Homma in Manila, Phillipines.

U.S. Army Major Achille C. Tisdell testifies before a military tribunal in Manila, Phillipines during the trial of Japanese Army General Masaharu Homma for World War II crimes. Major Tisdell, aide-de-camp to Commanding General of the American forces in Luzon Major General Edward King is asked about how long he was at Camp O'Donnell. He says that he was there from April 13, 1942 to June 1, 1942. He recalls that at the camp the commanding officer of the prison camp addressed them. Major Tisdell being questioned about the Red Cross supplies. He says that once Red Cross food and medical supplies arrived at the camp gates but were not permitted to enter. He also speaks about the number of times he was questioned at the camp and that he was offered an opportunity to move to Manila and work for the Japanese. He says that a number of times the prisoners were beaten for no reason by the Japanese guards.

Date: 1946, January 21
Duration: 5 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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