• Short Summary

    American at island of Luzon, Philippines, advancing towards Manilla.

  • Description

    Luzon, Philippines, Pacific.

    American title reads "Two-Front Victories! - Philippines - Pacific Climax!"

    Several shots of the American battleships at sea. Various shots of large local crowd cheering the Americans as they drive through crowd in lorries. Various shots of the American medical staff treating wounded local people in the middle of heavily bombed village. Several air shots of the Luzon, marshy fields, scattered houses, trees etc. Various shots of the local people in various villages as the Americans advance towards Manilla. Various shots of the sea and air battles - burning ships seen etc.

    Various shots of the Americans flattening village with bulldozers to create new airfield, local people looking on. More shots of the works on new airfield. Various shots of the aircraft taking off and landing at the new airfield. Long shot of a plane crash landing on airfield, pilot runs out of plane unhurt. Several shots of the burning plane, other plane explodes after being hit by rocket.

    Various shots of the men at the beach unloading boxes of supplies, barrels of petrol and equipment from ships. They use cranes for vehicles etc. Various shots of the American infantry advancing across field and through jungle. American artillery in action, infantry being shot at, they take cover. Wounded being carried away on stretchers. Tanks and infantry advancing through countryside, local people looking on. American giving hand grenades to local men to help them fight Japanese. More shots of the American infantry and the vehicles marching along road, local crowd cheering. A man hoists American flag on top of palm tree. Large crowd of local people gathered around, cheering.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:31:00 / 01:30:24:00
    UN 1022 A

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