The clean up operations in Manila during the battle for Intramuros. Stock footage of the battle in the streets of Manila, Philippines

Heavily fortified Japanese pillboxes are laced throughout the streets of Intramuros, Manila. The ancient walled city is well defended by the Japanese troops but they can't hold out. The Americans move in by crossing the Pasig River and entering the city.


 

Elements of the 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division entered through a breach in the north east wall on February 23rd. Fighting continued building by building and TNT charges were used to seal up and block tunnels running through the city.

Troops inched forward taking Japanese sniper fire, 155mm artillery fire on Jap troops held up in government building within the city. Intense fighting continued using flame throwers and door to door tactics and taking out Japanese pillboxes across area.

The Japanese lost more than 1500 troops mostly naval personnel during the fighting in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. The last Japanese troops were conquered on 24 February 1945