Film: 7881

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Sound + Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

26.3.64 - Silent - Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. - The former City Hall and Court House that is now General Douglas MacArthur's Memorial. The rotunda under which the General's tomb has been constructed. MacArthur's hat worn during World War Two; his pipes; his walking sticks. People enter the memorial. A portrait of MacArthur. The Derringer hand gun captured by MacArthur during the Mexican war at Vera Cruz. Section of the battleship Missouri's deck that was under MacArthur's feet when he accepted the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII. The six pens that were used at this time. The Samurai sword and pistol with which General Tojo of Japan attempted to kill himself. Meditation room. Portrait of MacArthur.
7.4.64 - Silent - New York, U.S.A. - MacArthur's coffin in New York's Seventh Regiment Armoury. Queues of mourners. Mrs MacArthur and son arrive and are met by Lieutenant General Garrison Davidson, Commander of the First Army. Family enter.
8.4.64 - Sound - New York, U.S.A. - Wet streets of New York. Procession making its way to the railway station. Crowds at the station.


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