• Short Summary

    Trial of former Japanese Premier Hidaki Tojo + execution of Japanese General Shampei.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Tojo on trial".

    Tokyo, Japan.

    M/S of former Prime Minister of Japan, Hidaki Tojo entering court. He is one of 27 Japanese war criminals. Various shots of large court room, including shot of Dr. Shumei Okawa praying. C/U of Tojo in the dock. Various shots showing trial proceedings. The prosecutor is an American officer. Top shot of Okawa writing in a book, his feet are bare. C/U of Okawa slapping Tojo's bald head. L/S of Okawa being escorted from the court with a struggle.

    M/S of British officers and soldiers escorting General Shampei of Japanese Army down some steps. Shampei is charged with crime of murdering Australian prisoners of war. He wears a bag over his head. We see him being tied to a post. L/S of Shampei being executed by a firing squad. The firing squad are volunteers of the Northamptonshire Regiment.

    Note: Okawa appears to show signs of madness.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:50:00 / 01:09:05:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip is a near duplicate of clip 1536.21, just a title card is added.

    "Hidaki Tojo", (twice in text, once in tags), should read Hideki Tojo.

    "General Shampei" is General Shimpei Fukuye. He was executed on 27 April 1946.

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