Allied campaigns against Japan during World War II. Animated map depicts battles for various islands in the Pacific like Guadalcanal, Palau, Mariana Islands. A map of the Philippines. United States troops invade the Philippines. Naval guns fire at a shore and flak bursts are seen. Dramatic shot of a Japanese Zero aircraft approaching U.S. Navy ships that are firing guns. The Japanese aircraft is hit at close range to the ship, a wing ruptures, it is consumed in fire and crashes with explosion in the sea beside the ship. Many landing craft with U.S. Army forces landing at beach on Leyte. Soldiers land and advance inland. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and President Sergio Osmena of the Philippines wade ashore. Native women and children on the island are assisted by U.S. forces and provided with food and protection. Following are meetings of wartime Allied leaders, shown briefly in the ending of the film:
TC: 01: 39, Prime Minister Winston Churchill meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the battleship, USS Augusta, at Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Conference, 1941. Roosevelt stands at the railing, assisted by his son, Army Captain Elliot Roosevelt. TC: 01:41. Roosevelt and Churchill meeting with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, at the Cairo conference, in 1943. TC: 01:44. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill pose outside the Livadia Palace during the Yalta conference, 1945. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, American Ambassador Harriman, British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, and Churchill's daughter, Sarah, in uniform, are among those standing behind the seated Big Three. TC: 01:46, Delegates from 51 Nations gathered for the first meeting of the UN General Assembly,in Westminster Central Hall,London, England, in 1946.
Views from U.S. boat moving among Japanese submarines in Sasebo Bay, Japan, during Operation Road's End, involving the scuttling of the Japanese submarine fleet. Seen are submarines: I-47; I-162; I-156l;n-203;I-158;I-103;107;I-58. An American launch pulls up to I-58 (the sub that sank the USs Indianapolis on July 31, 1945, in the Philippine Sea).Vice-Admiral Robert M. Griffin, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, climbs aboard the sub, followed by other members of his party. Admiral Griffin walks the deck of the submarine, followed by a Rear Admiral, who points out some features of the boat to Admiral Griffith. View of the group standing on the deck of the I-58.
The sea voyage of the victory ship Hannibal Victory from San Francisco to the Philippine Islands during World War II. The ship underway in the Pacific ocean. A map locates Philippine Islands and Leyte. The ship convoy underway. Men standing near the deck gun. The semaphore signaling system is being used. A man wearing earphones standing near the deck gun.
Animation depicts the resources and the strategic position of the Philippines during World War II. Animated map show many islands like Borneo and Java near to the Philippines. It also depicts the benefits for Japan on invading the Philippines. The abundance of oil, copper, coal and a large population in the area. Battleships underway at sea. People holding lighted candles march on a street.
Philippine Islanders greet Allied invasion troops in Philippines. A convoy of LSM (Landing Ship Medium) underway at sea. Allied troops come out of the cargo door of LSM and walk towards the beach. Native Philippines at beachhead. One of the natives shows Japanese occupation money and tears the money. A Marine puts bandage on an injured Filipino boy's back and face.
U.S. task force ships underway in Sulu Sea prior to invasion of Philippines during World War II. Convoy consisting of transports, carriers, merchant ships in Sulu Sea. U.S. Major General Charles L. Mullins and Rear Admiral Richard L. Connolly, Commander of U.S. Amphibious Group III talk to each other aboard ship. Ships underway at sea.