The life of General Douglas MacArthur
Location: United States of America / USA
Story about the life and achievements of general Douglas MacArthur.
VS. Former Allied Supreme Commander in the Pacific Area General Douglas MacArthur and his wife pose for photographs on his 84th birthday, he cuts the large cake.
VS. General MacArthur chatting the late President John F. Kennedy in his study.
CU. Two stills of General MacArthur in uniform at the age of 38. VS. After First War General MacArthur taking salute at cadet parade at West Point.
MS. & CU. Of General MacArthur in 1939 receiving a decoration upon his retirement.
LS. PT boat speeding along. VS. General MacArthur in his role as Field Marshal in the Philippine army, giving instructions etc. CU. MacArthur on deck watching action with cotton wool in his ears. Three quick shots of ship's guns firing. LS. Cloud of smoke rising from shell hit island. MS. American troops coming ashore on one of islands.
CU. General MacArthur with pipe in his mouth. LS. Duke carrying troops toward shore. MS. General MacArthur wades knee deep in water from troop carrier onto the sandy beach. VS. The General inspecting troops position on the island in 1944. VS. MacArthur with the prisoners he released from Japanese camps.
MS. General MacArthur on deck of aircraft carrier. VS. Dramatic scene on deck of battleship 'Missouri' in Tokyo Harbour, the Japanese representative signs surrender agreement in front of General MacArthur.
GV. Japanese scene. Stone bridge across river and pagoda in background MS. MacArthur leaving building in Japan. Now he is Supreme Allied Occupation Commander and he also supervised the formation of new government. MS. Section of Japanese crowd waving American flags.
VS. Montage of General MacArthur while in Korean war. Inspecting burnt tank and putting medals on soldiers, etc. LS. General MacArthur receiving praises from South Korean President Syngman Rhee. MS. President Truman decorating MacArthur.
VS. General MacArthur driving through fantastic ticker-tape welcome in New York. VS. At a Joint Session of Congress General MacArthur enters and he gets a standing ovation. VS. General MacArthur addressing Congress. He tells about his army career and of the song they used to sing 'Old soldiers never die, they only fade away' and tells how he intends to just 'fade away'.