First Pictures: MacArthur’s Return To Philippines
Aerial over enormous fleet. In boat to shore, Vice Admirals Wilkinson, Kincaid & Lt. Gen. Krueger facing camera. Animated map showing Pacific Islands & Leyte Island.
18:10:14 Ships & small boats to shore. MacArthur w/ corn cob pipe & dark glasses in landing craft; ships shelling shore w/ barrages. MacArthur & ?? watch landings from flagship. View from landing craft going into shore, troops laying in brush on shore.
18:11:01 Sergio Osmena & MacArthur shaking hands & head to shore. US flag flying. Wading ashore & out of water. MCU of Macarthur w/ pipe. Large landing craft unloading troops into the water.
18:11:35 Troops pulling carts, armored forces & tanks past camera. Marines moving thru grass, firing. Destroyed Japanese tanks inspected. People gathering up corrugated metal huts. Heavily damaged buildings. CU kids playing.
18:12:24 MacArthur & others in front of Capitol Building in Tocloban on steps. Osmena speaking at mic. US flag on pole.
18:12:37 Buy Bonds The End. Universal Newsreel
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