• Short Summary

    Japanese Red Cross ship turn out to be full of soldiers and ammunition.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "JAP 'HOSPITAL' SHIP".

    Location unclear.

    A soldier coming on deck of a Japanese fake hospital ship. Close up shot of Japanese ammunition found onboard 'hospital' ship 'Tachigaan Maru'. Close up shot of Japanese shell cases. Red Cross ship pulling alongside quay. Japanese soldiers running with hands behind their necks.

    General Douglas MacArthur waving from balcony to personally announce the end of the war to his troops. American soldiers lined up, listening. Close up shot of General MacArthur waving.

    Admiral 'Bull' Halsey and Admiral Rawlings seated at table. Close up shot of Admiral Halsey with Japanese knife 'attempting' to cut Rawlings' throat (a joke). He then cuts the cake with Japanese flag design but is not happy with sharpness of the knife.

    Japanese POW's arriving at prisoner camp in poor condition. Chinese "comfort girls" who had been forced to accompany Japanese soldiers. High angle shot of Japanese seated in circle eating beans. Japanese POW's seated on ground looking very dejected.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1163.23
    Media URN:
    40213
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:10:00 / 01:44:46:00
    Canister:
    45/71

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