Invasion of Leyte, Philippines

Accession Number F01704
Collection type Film
Measurement 14 min 14 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Philippines: Leyte, Tacloban
Date made 20 October 1944-23 October 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


On 20 October 1944 the United States 6th Army invaded Leyte, Philippines, landing on the east coast in vicinity of Tacloban, the capital. Two firm beach heads were established. On 21 October 1944 US Army Generals Krueger, Silbert, Hodge, took command ashore. 23 October 1944 General Douglas MacArthur restored Philippine civil government under President Sergio Osmena. USN and RAN (HMAS Australia and HMAS Shropshire) vessels shelled landing area prior to landing and escorted invasion fleet.

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