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Leyte Capitol Flag Raising w/ MacArthur & Osmena

Reel Number: 221539-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1945

Country: Philippines,USA

Location: Leyte,Philippine islands

TC Begins: 00:08:00

TC Ends: 00:12:21

Duration: 00:04:21

Leyte Capitol Flag Raising w/ MacArthur & Osmena General Douglas MacArthur decorating Philippine officer on steps of Capitol bldg, Leyte. Officers watch & & applaud. Osmena on steps behind. 00:08:24 Officers walking past troops away from steps sitting in jeep. LS of jeep in front of stone building w/ The Provincial Capitol Building of Leyte above columns. Jeep w/ Macarthur leaves. Large American flag by pole. 00:09:04 Officers arriving, men standing & sitting on large hillside to watch USO show. Woman (Betty Hutton ?) in short pants carried in to stage by soldier. Woman contortionist on stage. Sign behind “Welcome Betty...” 00:10:12 Admiral Kinkaid on Navy PT boat w/ another alongside. PT boat or subchaser #525 alongside larger naval ship, MacArthur & others down ladder & board. Admiral Kinkaid & Wilkinson & Osmena (?) aboard PT boat. 00:11:16 Osmena at microphone (MOS) for Leyte flag raising; flag raised. Soldiers standing watching. WWII Pacific; Philippines;

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