United States soldiers in combat with Japanese Forces in towns and in city of Manila, Philippines.
Manila Philippines Date:1945 Duration:5 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
Street fighting in the South Pacific. P-47 Aircraft takes off from field. P-47s dive bombing Japanese-occupied towns American infantry squads advance in battle-scarred town. The U.S. soldiers employ rifles, bazookas,rifle grenades, hand grenades, and flame throwers (which destroy wood and other lightly constructed buildings). Americans advance under fire from Japanese snipers, and return fire. Dead Japanese sniper in rubble of building. A Japanese soldier running to surrender, carrying a white flag.
A staged exercise in a Burmese village, to demonstrate proper techniques for combating occupying enemy in such a setting. Huts and building in village. Soldier signals other soldiers. Two persons acting as Japanese soldiers inside a building. American soldiers wade through water. Acting Japanese soldier walks to the river side with an empty bucket. American soldier attacks the acting Japanese soldier from behind.
Views of various Japanese cities, like Tokyo, Yokahama and Nagoya. Traffic with pedestrians on road. Smoke arising from U.S. artillery shelling of Manila. U.S. Army artillery battery firing field pieces at targets in Manila. Smoke in streets of Manila. U.S. Soldiers advance through burning buildings. They advance in groups. U.S. soldiers firing in streets and helping wounded soldier to cross street. They take cover behind rubble. Troops pass by a wrecked building. U.S. soldiers gathered around a chart. They fire gun from hole in wall. Soldiers check houses for booby-traps. Soldier at window of building. Tanks and troops advance. Smoke screen in street. Soldier talks into radio. Captured Japanese march under guard.
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