• Short Summary

    Great reception for General Wainwright in America.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Title reads "Wainwright US Welcomes Home the Hero of Bataan".

    Several shots of General Jonathan Wainwright leaving plane and being greeted by several high ranking officers. He was imprisoned by Japanese. His sister gives him affectionate hug. Crowd at airport. Close up shot of the General as he leaves the airport.

    Several shots of the military parade through crowded streets of San Francisco. General Wainwright driving in open car waving to crowd, people cheering loudly. General is accompanied by his son - the two salute the parading troops.

    General Wainwright leaving plane at Washington airport. He is greeted by his wife, crowd of military men and civilians at the airport, cheering. General and wife wave before getting onto car to leave.

    Procession of cars with heavy police escort on motorcycles as General Wainwright rides through Washington in open car waving to the crowds. General Wainwright rides through Washington in an open car and waves to the crowd, crowd cheering loudly.

    Aerial view of massed crowds gathered at the Washington Monument. General leaving his car and addresses the crowd. Several close shots of General talking - natural sound. He is touched, thanks the crowd and talks about remembering.

    Several shots of General Wainwright receiving medal from American President Harry Truman, crowd and press around - natural sound. The two shake hands, people around applaud.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:04:00 / 01:54:43:00
    UN 1432 A

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