Major Tisdell talks about American surrender to the Japanese in 1942 during the trial of General Homma in Manila, Phillipines.
Manila Philippines Date:1946, January 21 Duration:7 min 6 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Army Major Achille C. Tisdell testifies before a military tribunal in Manila, Phillipines during the trial of Japanese Army General Masaharu Homma for World War II crimes. Major Tisdell, aide-de-camp to Commanding General of the American forces in Luzon Major General Edward King, speaks about the American unconditional surrender in Bataan before the Japanese forces. He recalls that an interpreter told American Commanding General Edward King to get U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright. General King expressed that there were no means to contact General Wainwright. He says that General King presented four conditions of surrender to the Japanese that included his return to the headquarters to notify the surrender and a 12 hour armistice. But Japanese declared that the surrender must be unconditional. General King asked if U.S. troops would be well treated. The Japanese replied that they were not barbarians.
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