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WWII - 1945, Borneo: Balikpapan Landing; MacArthur on Luzon

Reel Number: 221502-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1945

Country: Borneo,Indonesia,Philippines,USA

Location: Balikpapan,Borneo,Luzon,Philippines

TC Begins: 21:00:09

TC Ends: 21:09:04

Duration: 00:08:55

WWII - 1945, Borneo: Balikpapan Landing; MacArthur on Luzon LSTs & landing craft seen from water. On board LST, Australian troops clean rifles; American cruiser firing guns. Explosions on shore & main battery firing. MacArthur looking from bridge, looks at watch. Australian troops over side into landing craft; landing craft in water & POV from. Many views. Huge black smoke on shore. Australians off & wade to shore, into destroyed jungle. Tanks off ships. 21:02:34 Australians firing small howitzer, on hillside, machine guns & thru destroyed village. Tanks thru, firing flame-throwers. Machine gunning in wreckage. Flaming Japanese soldier runs out burns & keeps running. Bodies pulled into pile. 21:04:00 MacArthur & Australian Gen. Milford walking along road w/ others, talking. 21:04:23 Blazing shoreline set by Royal Shell oil refinery. Australian troops along road past burning huts & burned refinery. Burning storage tansk & oil. Following tanks. Sitting in refinery ruins. Destroyed storage. 21:06:39 MacArthur staff car crossing stream in Luzon. Mac shaking hands w/ men. Rides in jeep w/ twostar General & tours area. 21:07:32 Parading Filipino Guerillas down road w/ color guard & civilian & military bystanders saluting. Banner Guerilla Unit, Reserved Squadron, 5th Military District. People & children applaud. Civilian men marching past village town hall & other buildings. WW2 Pacific; Horrors of War; Dead; Corpses; Victory Celebration;

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