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Interviewing Philippine internees [videorecording]

by War Department. Office of the Secretary. Bureau of Public Relations. News Division. 2/11/1943-9/26/1945.
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialDescription: application/.mp4 480 MB.Run Time: 1 hr., 3 min., 56 sec.Size of Unit: 480 MBSubject(s): World War, 1939-1945 | Motion pictures | Concentration camps | RepatriationOnline resources: Click here to access online General Note(s):
From the National Archives Series: Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Subjects" Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945; Record Group 18: Records of the Army Air Forces, ca. 1902 - 1964; Local Identifier: 107.1083"Each reel shows U.S. POW and civilian internees, recently released from Japanese camps in the Philippines, being interviewed. In addition, reel 1 shows facilities in a hospital tent and nurses taking temperatures; reel 2 shows cases of jungle rot; reel 3 shows explosions in Manila as pockets of Japanese resistance are mopped up, and liberated civilian internees mingling with U.S. troops in the streets of the city; reel 4 shows an officer, in the course of interviewing an internee, diving for cover as an artillery shell explodes nearby; reel 5 shows internees being transported by truck to an airfield where they are loaded on planes bound for the U.S., and internees explaining how articles were hidden from the Japanese in wooden legs and radio sets; reel 6 shows U.S. troops advancing through a town and along a road, internees being evacuated from a camp by truck and amphibious vehicle, and the sick and injured being transferred from such vehicles into ambulances; and reel 7 shows a girl duet singing to the liberated internees." - National Archives CatalogPOWs interviewed include: • Robert Bell, England • Walter Caine, Maryland • Oliver Watson, Iowa • Pat Chargers, Oklahoma; Civilian internees of Santo Tomas Internment Camp interviewed include: • Ilia Mae Chalek (25 min. 30 sec.) • Joan Elizabeth "Joanie" Bennett (27 min. 30 sec.) • Jessie Belle Hanson (28 min. 30 sec.) • Bernard Walter "Barney" & Curtis Basil Brooks (31 min.) • Dorothy Garwick (41 min. 30 sec.) • Sister Mary Helena & Mother Ursula Mary (42 min. 15 sec.) • Eugene Kneebone (42 min. 50 sec.) • Marian Gray & son, William Gilman Gray (43 min. 45 sec.); Civilian internees of Los Banos Internment Camp interviewed include: • Stanley Carlos Kingsbury (53 min. 10 sec.) • Rev. Leopold Damrosch (57 min. 8 sec.) • Robert Berian "Bob" Jones (58 min. 40 sec.) • Mary Louise, Juanina Mary & Carmen Mary Fernandez (The sing "Three Little Sisters" song) (60 min. 10 sec.) • Georgette Antonia Kramer & sister Effie Pearl (62 min. 20 sec.) - Cliff Mills, PhilippineInternment.comOwner: National Archives and Records Administration
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From the National Archives Series: Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Subjects" Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945; Record Group 18: Records of the Army Air Forces, ca. 1902 - 1964; Local Identifier: 107.1083

"Each reel shows U.S. POW and civilian internees, recently released from Japanese camps in the Philippines, being interviewed. In addition, reel 1 shows facilities in a hospital tent and nurses taking temperatures; reel 2 shows cases of jungle rot; reel 3 shows explosions in Manila as pockets of Japanese resistance are mopped up, and liberated civilian internees mingling with U.S. troops in the streets of the city; reel 4 shows an officer, in the course of interviewing an internee, diving for cover as an artillery shell explodes nearby; reel 5 shows internees being transported by truck to an airfield where they are loaded on planes bound for the U.S., and internees explaining how articles were hidden from the Japanese in wooden legs and radio sets; reel 6 shows U.S. troops advancing through a town and along a road, internees being evacuated from a camp by truck and amphibious vehicle, and the sick and injured being transferred from such vehicles into ambulances; and reel 7 shows a girl duet singing to the liberated internees." - National Archives Catalog

POWs interviewed include: • Robert Bell, England • Walter Caine, Maryland • Oliver Watson, Iowa • Pat Chargers, Oklahoma; Civilian internees of Santo Tomas Internment Camp interviewed include: • Ilia Mae Chalek (25 min. 30 sec.) • Joan Elizabeth "Joanie" Bennett (27 min. 30 sec.) • Jessie Belle Hanson (28 min. 30 sec.) • Bernard Walter "Barney" & Curtis Basil Brooks (31 min.) • Dorothy Garwick (41 min. 30 sec.) • Sister Mary Helena & Mother Ursula Mary (42 min. 15 sec.) • Eugene Kneebone (42 min. 50 sec.) • Marian Gray & son, William Gilman Gray (43 min. 45 sec.); Civilian internees of Los Banos Internment Camp interviewed include: • Stanley Carlos Kingsbury (53 min. 10 sec.) • Rev. Leopold Damrosch (57 min. 8 sec.) • Robert Berian "Bob" Jones (58 min. 40 sec.) • Mary Louise, Juanina Mary & Carmen Mary Fernandez (The sing "Three Little Sisters" song) (60 min. 10 sec.) • Georgette Antonia Kramer & sister Effie Pearl (62 min. 20 sec.) - Cliff Mills, PhilippineInternment.com

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