Major Tisdell says that U.S. officers were disarmed after American surrender in 1942 in Manila, Phillipines.
Manila Philippines Date:1946, January 21 Duration:3 min 54 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 Japanese officer asked General King how many guns and tanks they had. The Japanese asked General King whether they would surrender and the General nodded his head. After this all American officers were disarmed.
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