• Short Summary

    American troops retake Manila from the Japanese.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MANILA RETAKEN".

    Manila, Philippines.

    Long shots of the rooftops burning in Manila. Douglas DC 3 Dakota aircraft flying in formation. Close up shot of pilot's cabin. Parachuter leaving plane. Inside aircraft - parachuters jumping through door. Parachuters dropping. Parachuters coming down to ground. Parachuters going down to ground.

    Sherman tanks with infantry following behind, travelling along road. American infantry men carrying heavy machine guns. Sherman tanks going round corner. General Grant tank chassis with 105 mm gun mounted - firing. American infantry man firing rifle through hedge. American infantry men advancing. Soldier firing rifle through tree. Soldiers in foreground with burning huts behind. Several shots of the American troops firing bazookas from shoulders. Explosion in a hut. Soldier on one knee beside burning building. Firing bazooka. Huts burning.

    Native people dancing and cheering in streets of Manila. Native men carrying arms. Soldiers walking through crowds. Soldiers crowded on jeep. Church tower. People ringing church bells by hand. Civilian crowds. Centre of town burning - roofs falling, etc.

    Various shots of the refugees running through burning streets. Children receiving rations. Man with cotton wool mask is seen. Dead bodies laying in stream. General Douglas MacArthur walking through town. General MacArthur shaking hands with President of Philippines Osmena surrounded by civilians. President Osmena and General MacArthur walking through street waving to crowds. Stars and Stripes flag with three American soldiers around it. Various shots of raising U.S. flag with titles - names of the liberated cities.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:20:00 / 01:35:55:00

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