United States 182nd Regiment lands and invades city of Cebu in Philippines.
Cebu Philippines Date:1945, March Duration:3 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. 182nd Regiment lands on Cebu. U.S. landing crafts approach Cebu beach. Troops wade ashore. Palm trees in the background. Major General William H Arnold mapping the drive to city. Equipment is unloaded by men. U.S. troops advance toward Cebu city and encounter road blocks. They sweep for land mines on their way to city. A Bomb is taken out of a hole. Dead body of American soldier killed by land mine. 4.2 inch mortars are brought forward by the 80th Chemical Mortar Battalion (CMB) on beach. Tanks and troops advance towards a village where first organized enemy resistance is encountered. Troops take cover behind trees and fire rifles at Japanese snipers hiding in houses. Trooper throws grenade in house and moves back. Explosion in house. House is set on fire. Wounded Japanese comes out of house and falls down. Troops advance further. Troops greeted by civilians. Native carriages, tanks and troops advance in village. Japanese prisoners under guard. Troops move through rubble and wreckage of building in village. Troops advance through old military installation Fort San Pedro. Wreckage of building. Troops move along streets of Cebu. (World War II; WWII;World War 2; WW2)
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