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Battle of Manila, Free of Japanese Domination 1945/3/22

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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2006

"The Battle of Manila (Additional pictures, just received, showing the details of the terrible battle between MacArthur's Armies and the fanatical Japs). The Japs, content with delaying actions against the Yanks, as they retreated southward in Luzon, resolved to put on one of their fanatical 'death stands' within the confusion of Manila. The motorized U.S. 1st Cavalry Division enters Rizal Stadium, where Jap fire meets them from the bleachers and the stands. Tank fire and machine guns turn the stadium into a death trap for the Japs. Huge fires are raging throughout the city. Hundreds of huge Yank guns fire across the Pasig River into Jap hideouts. Then foot soldiers of the U.S. 8th Army use rifles, machine guns, liquid fire and grenades to finish off the Japs. Charred Jap corpses are seen. American wounded receive American Red Cross blood plasma. Fighting converges on Intramuros, the old city, surrounded with 30 ft. walls. U.S. artillery breaches the walls, Jap madchine gun nests are silenced, and fighting in Manila ceases. Nuns and Filipino civilians, used as shields by the Nips, leave Manila. Scores of corpses of other civilians are found, tied hand and foot, then coldly stabbed and butchered by the fiendish Japs. General MacArthur walks through Manila, which now lies in absolute and complete ruin, the Stalingrad of the Pacific, Pres. Osmena's government assumes power and Gen. MacArthur takes a PT boat to Corregidor. He stands before Parachute Troop formations up on the Parade Grounds, and touchingly orders the Stars and Stripes to be raised, 'nevermore to be hauled down by any foe.'" scenes of the taking of Manila, artillery used against enemy dug in, "alert riflement cut down," two fleeing Japanese, flame throwers burn out resistence in southern city, litter bearers come under fire of Japanese snipers, big guns breach thick walls of city, dead bodies, "natives slaughtered in cold blood," MacArthur inspects ruined city, speaks on Corregidor, flag raised to bugle call. Newsreel end with sound. (complete newsreel)

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