• Short Summary

    Japanese children sing 'Happy Birthday' to MacArthur and Japanese POWs arrive from Russia.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'JAPAN HAILS GENERAL 'MAC'S' BIRTHDAY'.

    Tokyo, Japan.

    Pan General Douglas MacArthur with another officer leaving headquarters. He stops by his car to listen to children singing 'Happy Birthday To You' (natural sound). C/U of Japanese child singing. Several more shots of MacArthur listening to the singing. Children singing and waving flags. Back view of MacArthur talking to officer.

    At Maizuru, Japan, we see several shots of prisoners of war arriving by boat from Russia. Sick and injured men are helped down gangplank by nurses and carried on stretchers. Prisoners coming ashore.

    Prisoners marching along dirt road in countryside, carrying Japanese flags. Relatives waving to POWs as they arrive home. Wife greeting husband. Woman with husband crying.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3421.31
    Media URN:
    52544
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:00:00 / 02:00:10:00
    Canister:
    50/12

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