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Reel Number: H1532-05
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1945,1940s
Location: Cabanatuan,Clark Airfield,Gimba,Luzon,Manila,Tagaytay Ridge
TC Begins: 12:34:30
TC Ends: 12:43:16
WWII - 1945, Pacifc: Luzon, Philippines Fighting, Cabanatuan POWs liberated, Speak R3 of 3 Inspecting Clark Field w/ Japanese planes damaged; GI sweeping for mines / airfield wreckage behind; CU using knife, shovel & ropes to remove bomb. 26Jan45 General MacArthur & others inspects field & Filipino Cemetery at Camp O’Donnell, terminating point of Bataan Death March. 12:35:20 Troops fire grenades on Hill 70. Infantry moving; CU 5 gallon explosive charge rigged, exploded. Other explosions; dead Japanese soldiers. 12:35:55 8th Army tank, 8th Army XI corps, crossing river & fighting in hills, NW & inland of Subic Bay. Infantry advance along road past burning buildings & fields, aerials. 11th AB Div paratroopers, aerials of C47s & jump to capture Tagaytay Ridge to open southern offensive to Manila. 12:37:31 30Jan45 US Rangers & Filipinos set out for raid on Japanese POW camp near Cabanatuan advancing across river, thru tall grass. 12:37:57 CU Rescued American Maj. William E. Reid describes Prisoner of War camp prior to raid & how they had been told they were free beginning on 08Jan45. 12:39:10 Sgt. Samuel Goldy speaks after 3 years internment, happy. 12:39:28 Rescued POWs marching back, riding on ox-carts past villagers. Boarding & riding army trucks to 92nd Evacuation Hospital at Gimba (sp?), Luzon. Resting, smoking, cigarettes passed out. MCU smiling, smoking. Injured, wounded & starving hobbling around. 12:40:27 New clothes passed out. 12:40:33 MCU British Sgt Robert Bell, Manchester Regiment speaks (SOF). Taken prisoner in Singapore, worked on railroad in Thailand, then shipped but sunk off Luzon w/ most dead. 12:41:42 MS Sg. Walter Ring, of San Roc, Luzon & Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania speaks (SOF). Happy to meet his Filipino sons upon release, had been Philippines for 20 years & captured at Bataan. 12:42:47 Released men walk to trucks & boarding, waving driving away. The End. WW2 Fighting; 1940s;
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