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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
 
 
United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) damaged in Operation Crossroad "Test Able."

'Radioactive contamination' about the hazards posed by the sinking of a United States aircraft carrier and the methods to control radioactivity. United States Navy F6F-3 aircraft land aboard United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The torn down carrier Independence being towed away after it was used as a target for an atomic bomb test in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Men at a construction site talk about contamination caused in sea water due to sinking of Independence containing radioactive waste. Two women in a car also discuss the issue. An atomic explosion occurs underwater during a test. Damaged Independence ship after TEST ABLE. A mushroom cloud formation as a result of atom bomb explosion. Parts of the carrier being tested for radio active contamination at a defense laboratory in the United States. Independence being sunk in 1951. Civilians encounter several dangers in their occupations and narrator points out everyday risks in day to day lives as scenes show firemen fighting fire, a house wife working in a kitchen and responding to a pot boiling over on the stove, a man slips on a bar of soap in the shower; and scene of reckless driving on highways. View of test nuclear explosion underwater in the Pacific.

Date: 1952
Duration: 8 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Underwater explosion occurs during atomic bomb test "Baker" at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Atomic bomb test "Baker" at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean during Operation Crossroads in July 1946. Aerial view of ships at anchor, grouped in a small area. Broken clouds in sky. Underwater explosion of bomb "Helen of Bikini", shot Baker, occurs as it throws a shock wave. It forms a huge round white cloud, grey smoke curls up its center. Lower clouds around the area dissipates. Nuclear test mushroom cloud hangs over the ships. A large trunk of the bomb blast extends down into the water. Many ships surround the blast area.

Date: 1946, July 25
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lieutenant Tracy boards a Sikorsky S-51 U.S. Navy helicopter (HO3S-1A) on the deck of the USS Edisto (AG-89) in the Pacific Ocean

Excellent views of a U.S. Navy HO3S-1A helicopter. (This is the U.S. Navy version of the Sikorsky S-51, also known as an H-5). This particular helicopter is one of the first four Sikorsky S-51 helicopters ordered by the U.S. Navy in 1946 for use in Operation High Jump operations in Antarctica. The helicopter on the ship deck in the Pacific Ocean . U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tracy gets onto the helicopter. The helicopter takes off from the ship deck. The navy helicopter comes back in for a landing. Lieutenant Tracy gets off the helicopter and crew members secure it on the flight deck.

Date: 1947, November 22
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aerial view of atomic bomb burst from Test Baker, Operations Crossroads

Cluster of test vessels is seen in aerial view of test site, Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean. Baker test, of underwater atomic bomb burst, in Operation Crossroads, July, 1946. Detonation produces large shock wave, water column and mushroom cloud.

Date: 1946, July 25
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
William Halsey Jr sends a message to Thomas Cassin Kinkaid during American air attack on Japanese in the Pacific Ocean.

American strike over Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Cape Engano of World War II. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William Halsey Jr. who is the Commander of U.S. Third Fleet writes a message for Commander of 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid. An officer studies a map. Animation depicts the course taken by Task Force 38. Animation depicts night radar search made by American forces and detection of an enemy ship. A ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the movement of Task Force 38 and Task Force 34. A U.S. night search airplane lands due to engine problems. An aircraft in flight. Bombs being carried on tow dollies. Bombs being loaded in aircraft. The aircraft take off from an carrier. A man gives a signal. U.S. aircraft in flight. Admiral William Halsey, Jr with others stands on the ship deck. Animation depicts contact of the Commander of the 3rd Fleet with the Commander of the 7th Fleet and the change in course of enemy movement. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. aircraft launch an attack on the Japanese ships. Aircraft drop bombs on the ships. An aircraft catches fire and plunges in water. A strike coordinator in an aircraft. Animation depicts Japanese ships being bombed and damaged. Japanese aircraft carriers Zuiho and Zuikaku are attacked by American forces. U.S. aircraft drop torpedoes on Japanese ships. Japanese fighter aircraft shot down. Animation depicts American air attack on Japanese ships.

Date: 1946, July
Duration: 7 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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