• Short Summary

    Allied troops liberate Japanese prison camp at Luzon.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SWOOP ON JAP PRISON CAMP RELEASES 500".

    Luzon, Philippines.

    Various shots of the tanks, infantry and artillery firing and advancing in the Battle of Luzon. Dead Japanese soldier is seen laying beside Japanese tank. Long shot of the Japanese POW (Prisoners of War) camp at Luzon. Various shots of many starved and badly treated Allied POW's being tended by USA troops. An American soldier issuing cigarettes to POW's. Close up shot of American ex-prisoner telling of his experiences in the camp (natural sound). Close up shot of British ex-prisoner Sergeant Robert Bell of Burnley speaking of his experiences since capture at Singapore (natural sound). Ex-prisoners waving and cheering as they are transported out of the camp.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1145.19
    Media URN:
    39767
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:55:00 / 01:45:54:00
    Canister:
    45/19

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