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  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material. 20/05/1946

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

    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.

    Malaya.

    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.

    Possibly connected with 46/40 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1536.21
    Media URN:
    60128
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1946
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:25:00 / 01:19:38:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 084 N

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "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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  2. jamied says

    This clip is duplicated, (bar the addition of a title card), in clip 1380.06.

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