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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
 
 
The Battle off Samar near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944.

Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.

Date: 1944, October
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The role of Signal Corps during the Philippines Campaign of World War II.

The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War 2. A beach on the Philippine island of Mindanao. U.S. aircraft in flight over the coastline. Signal Officer Lieutenant Leon Tinnell works at the Signal Headquarters. He talks on the radio receiver. He radios a message to U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters reporting on movement of Japanese troops. U.S. aircraft take off for a mission against the Japanese troops. They drop bombs on Japanese ships. Smoke from fire due to the explosions. A U.S. submarine near a battleship at sea. U.S. Navy sailors aboard the ship and the submarine. Wounded and sick officers and soldiers including Lt. Tinnell are transferred from the submarine onto the ship. Soldiers carry a comrade on a stretcher. Landing crafts approach an island in the Philippines. General MacArthur and Allied troops land at Leyte Island on October 20, 1944. They leave the crafts off shore and wade through the water towards the beach. Signal Corps officers record the event as General MacArthur and the others make their way inland.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USAAF B-24 bombers drop bombs over target areas in Volcano Island and Yap island in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

U.S. bombings on islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Several aircraft in flight. A map showing a flight path from Volcano Island in the Philippines to Iwo Jima in Japan. On 10th August, 1944 : A United States Army air Force B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft in flight. Several B-24s in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over target areas and explosions occur. Smoke rises from the bombed areas. A map showing the flight path to Yap island. On 20th August, 1944 : A B-24 in flight drops bombs over target areas on Yap island. Smoke rises from the resultant explosions.

Date: 1944, August
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. amphibious assaults on Saipan and Luzon during World War II

June 14, 1944. Naval guns of U.S. battleships and other warships bombard the island of Saipan, in the Marianas, in World War 2. U.S. aircraft fly low over the shore attacking Japanese military positions. A U.S. tank and marines moving on the beachhead. October 19, 1944, landing craft, manned by U.S Coast Guardsmen, from the Coast Guard operated Attack Transport USS Calloway (APA-35) are seen among others maneuvering in the water as they begin the assault on Luzon, the Philippines. U.S. troops wading ashore on Luzon.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops land on Leyte, battle inland and enter Talcoban City in Philippines.

A documentary depicts combat activities of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division during World War II. The Battle of Leyte in 1944. The troops in landing craft underway in the Philippines Sea. A close up of the U.S. troops on the landing craft. The U.S. ships underway and set on fire by the Japanese. A Japanese aircraft in flight. The troops get off from the landing craft on a shore. A tank being unloaded from the craft. The troops in prone position at the shore. An injured U.S. soldier. The troops in a jungle and a U.S. Sherman tank moves at the field. They advance in a jungle. Two troops carry supplies. The soldiers fire rifles, bazooka and rifle grenade. The dead Japanese troops. The soldiers on tanks enter Talcoban City in Philippines. The civilians greet the soldiers. Two soldiers and a civilian smoke.

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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