• Short Summary

    US President Harry Truman 'sacks' General Douglas MacArthur.

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    SV. American President Harry Truman stepping down from plane at Wake Island and is greeted by General Douglas MacArthur, former Allied Supreme Commander in the Pacific. SCU. General MacArthur and President Truman shaking hands. SV. Press photographers. CU. General MacArthur.

    GV. Tanks advancing in Korea. SV. Interior, General Mathew Ridgway, who took over from General MacArthur, studying map at Headquarters. LV. & GV. Tanks firing. SV. General Ridgway with another officer pointing. GV. Explosion on hillside.

    SV. General Pershing decorating General MacArthur in 1918. LV. General MacArthur inspecting troops in Germany, also 1918, & SV. LV. West Point cadets listening to General MacArthur (1930's). Side view, General MacArthur addressing cadets. GV. Landing craft on beach at Bataan (1945). SV. General MacArthur wading ashore with officers (1945). SCU. General MacArthur wading ashore with officers (1945). GV. Top view, Japanese generals and others onboard American ship Missouri for signing the peace treaty with Japan (1945). SV. Japanese general (1945). Side view, General MacArthur walking towards (1945). Side view, Japanese generals watching. CU. General MacArthur speaking (natura sound, 1945): 'We are gathered here, representatives of the major warring powers, to conclude a solemn agreement whereby peace may be restored.' CU. Pan, Japanese Generals and government officials. LV. General MacArthur signing document of surrender, with Generals Wainwright and Percival watching (1945).

    GV. Tanks advancing in Korea. SV. General MacArthur with General Ridgway. GV. Pan, tank advancing. SCN. General MacArthur in Korea.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Orig. Track. B.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:09:00 / 01:36:07:00

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