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Secret war in the Pacific : the story of Commander Charles "Chick" Parsons, the man General Douglas MacArthur called the bravest man he had ever known [videorecording] /

Statement of responsibility: [written and directed by] Peter Parsons and Morgan Cavett ; [narrated by] Steve Nevil and John Anderson ; [additional direction, photography, writing and editing by] John Anderson ; [information programs] Lucky Guillermo ; [original music composed by] Howard Leese
by Cavett, Morgan [writer and director]; Nevil, Steve [narrator]; Anderson, John [narrator]; Guillermo, Lucky [information programmer]; Leese, Howard [original music composer].
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Riverside, CA : Peter Parsons and Moon River Productions, c2006Edition: Commemorative ed.Description: 1 videodisc (50 mins. ) : sd., col; 1 videodisc of 1 (91 min.) sd., col.Subject(s): Parsons, Charles 1902-1988 | MacArthur, Douglas 1880-1964 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philipines | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American | War films and programsGenre/s: War films and programsSummary: "Secret War in the Pacific is an amazing story about a man of humble origins from rural Tennessee. Charles "Chick" Parsons, as a 20-year-old adventurer, went to the Philippines on a tramp steamer, jumped ship and sought his fortune in the united States' proudest colony. He was doing very well for himself when WWII broke out and he was capture in Manila by the Japanese. The story of his escape and return to action as one of General Douglas MacArthur's key agents reads like fiction. Parsons joined MacArthur in Australia to create a fleet of special mission submarines dedicated to supplying the guerilla resistance movement in the Philippines. He personally went in by submarine bringing guns, ammunition, medical supplies, food, radios and commandos. The Japanese put a price on his head, but this did not stop the intrepid Parsons from entering even into the heart of the Japanese command in Manila itself-dressed as a priest. He was awarded a Bronze Star, distinguished service cross, two Navy Crosses, and the Philippine Medal for Valor. The story crediting this man and the brave Filipino and American guerillas is long overdue. These were the men who enabled MacArthur to fulfill the pledge he made shortly after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor: "I shall return." "
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Available DVD-0028

Narrated by Steve Nevil and John Anderson ; Additional direction, photography, writing and editing by John Anderson ;
Original music composed by Howard Leese

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