• Short Summary

    American General Douglas MacArthur returned to Philippines.

  • Description

    Philippines, Pacific.

    American title reads "MacArthur Returns to Philippines."

    Map of Pacific showing the islands with Japanese flags next to them - islands were held by Japan. Japanese flags transform into American flags as the darker colour spreads over the map showing the advance of Americans.

    American General Douglas MacArthur onboard ship with another general and several other officers looking on. Air shot of mass of American battleships at sea. Map showing the advance to Philippines.

    Various shots of the American battleships in action, shooting at the island. Various shots of the landing at Philippines - men leaving landing crafts, equipment and vehicles being unloaded. General MacArthur leaving ship and shaking hands with high ranking Asian officer. Group of high ranking officers, including General MacArthur, walking on beach.

    Various shots of the American troops and tanks advancing across the island. Heavily bombed and destroyed buildings seen, local people looking on. Close up shot of General MacArthur with pipe and sunglasses looking on.

    Various shots of officers and the army gathered around government building in central town of the island.

    Note: Music only - no voiceover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:03:00 / 01:17:29:00
    UN 971 C

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