• Short Summary

    People held in Japanese internment camp on Manila arrive in Australia after liberation.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Item title reads - Manila internees home after three years of Jap rule. Australia.

    M/S train pulling out of station. M/S of the former internees, who were held in Japanese camp, gathered on platform, various shots of them. C/U young boy. M/S other internees. Various shots of children having clothes fitted by the Red Cross. L/S long dining tables on platform at Queensland. C/U man with beard eating. C/U woman feeding little boy. Good shots of children eating. M/S Mrs Jack Percival from Sydney, who was in the camp, sat with little boy on her knee. She talks about the internment camp and conditions saying many died from berry-berry and she has a debt of gratitude to her rescuers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2024.12
    Media URN:
    62450
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:36:00 / 01:36:48:00
    Canister:
    UN 1191 B

Comments (1)

  1. John Bradley says

    Historical addition.
    The woman wearing a straw(?) hat and kneeling to fix her son's shoe is Millie Langley Bradley of Manila and Melbourne. Her son, John, 8 1/2, is wearing an American WW II steel helmet. John, the only American in the group, is shown again (full face) eating just before Mrs. Percival speaks. Millie's husband, Noble, a patient in the new US Army field hospital in Santo Tomas, had died after the Japanese shelled it on 10 February 1945. Millie would return to Manila and then immigrate to the US. She became an American citizen and a real estate broker in San Diego, CA. She died in Houston, TX in 1996. John became a soldier and served in Vietnam.
    Millie and John and family members saw this newsreel in Melbourne in 1945.
    John Bradley, 23 February 2019

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