Under General Douglas MacArthur command the Allied troops capture Leyte Islands from the Japanese.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:7 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
The life of General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur on captured islands in the Pacific theater. Gen. Douglas confers and walks with other commanders. Animated map shows Allied advance from New Guinea Islands towards the Philippine Islands. General Douglas in conference with President Roosevelt, and Admiral Nimitz. MacArthur points at a map and explains his plan of action. In accordance to the plan the Allied convoy sails towards Leyte Islands. Fight at the islands. Behind naval bombardment the allied troops land on the island. MacArthur's face is iluminated by intermittent light from Naval Gunfire at night as he watches the landing from a battleship. In daylight, MacArthur on deck with with a three-star general, as he smokes his corn cob pipe. Allied troops establish a beachead on Leyte. General MacArthur gets off an Landing ship and wades ashore. Allied troops move towards Manila. Block-by-block fighting against Japanese forces in Manila. American paratroops jump and land on Corregidor. MacArthur and his staff stroll down a street in Manila. He visits the prison camps and speaks with joyful former prisonersof the Japanese. MacArthur salutes as the American Flag is raised over Corregidor. Image of atomic explosion. MacArthur gets off a plane wearing 5 stars. Scenes of Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri. MacArthur gives an address to conclude the proceedings.
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