• Short Summary

    General Douglas MacArthur leaves Tokyo on his way to America.

  • Description

    Tokyo, Japan. 1951?

    GV. American Embassy in Tokyo - three scenes. CU. American soldiers. SV. General Douglas MacArthur, former Allied Supreme Commander in the Pacific, headlines on newspapers - two shots. SV. Japanese people reading papers. GV. Supreme Allied Headquarters Building Tokyo - two shots. Crowd outside headquarters - various shots. SV. Several shots of General MacArthur arriving to his office. GV. Plane arriving at Tokyo airport - two shots. SV. Various shots of Army Secretary Pace and Major General Ridgway alighting from plane and being greeted, he takes over from General MacArthur who leaves for America. LV. Plane touching down at Tokyo airport. SV. Several shots of General Van Fleet arriving. GV. Lights burning in Supreme Headquarters. SV. Several shots of General MacArthur's belongings being packed. SV. Mrs MacArthur and Colonel Sidney Hop exchanging currency in Tokyo Bank.

    SV. General MacArthur in Hawaii. Mrs MacArthur arriving. SV. Several shots of the crowd. SV. Welcoming band - two shots. SV. Mrs MacArthur being greeted. SV. Mrs MacArthur walking to rostrum. Several shots of General MacArthur walking away from rostrum and leaving in car.

    SV. Several shots of General Ridgway as he arrives on Tokyo airport to say goodbye to General MacArthur. LV. Pan, crowd. LV. General MacArthur's aircraft "Bataan" with crowd. Various shots of General MacArthur and family saying goodbye and leaving in plane.

    GV. Crowd surrounding MacArthur makes his way to microphones at San Francisco - two shots. CU. General MacArthur saying: "How good it is to be home. The long dreary years Mrs MacArthur and myself talked about that moment... the wonderful reception that this great city has given us has made it even more wonderful than we anticipated. Thanks - we'll not forget it." SV. Walking away to car - three shots.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:41:00 / 01:57:22:00
    UN 2521 D

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