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.
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.
Filipinos welcome Douglas MacArthur in Manila on 10th Anniversary of Independence. Large crowds of civilians standing on either side of the road. Motorcade of Douglas MacArthur, American General and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army, arrives on the 10th Anniversary of Independence. A large gathering of Filipinos welcome General MacArthur. General MacArthur walks with other officers. Photographers take pictures in the foreground. General MacArthur places a wreath on a grave and pays respect. The General speaks at the dais. A large crowd gathered.
The Pacific fleet lies in Manila Bay, Philippines. U.S. Navy Battleships and warships in maneuvers in the Philippines, between World War 1 and World War 2. Smoke arises from ship smokestacks. View of boats and harbor area looking up Pasig River towards the business section of Manila from the walls of Fort Santiago. Governor On February 14, 1929, General Stimson and General MacArthur review a military parade in Manila on the Luneta (Rizal Park) in which troops of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and United States Marine Corps and cadets of local schools and colleges participate. Soldiers and sailors parade with guns and flags. The Rizal Monument seen in the background. Soldiers ride horses on the parade grounds. The 23rd Wagon Company (Philippine scout) load mules into railroad boxcars. Wagons are loaded on the train flat cars. Army officers talk amongst themselves at the Paco station. A child stands near the officers. A railroad train loaded with troops and military equipment passes by on the railway track.
Manila Stock Exchange in Manila, Philippines. Manila stock exchange as traders in white shirts bid and sell. Traders on phone. Sugar board, brokers buy and sell and general activity. Sign:'Manila Stock Exchange'.
Meeting at Manila Rotary Club - Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines. American and Filipino businessmen present in a meeting at Manila Rotary Club. Sign;'Twentieth Anniversary'. Speakers Mr Romulo (Filipino) and Mr Ned Hall speak and members listen. Members seated at a table and smoke cigar. Members get Rotary badges.