Major Tisdell speaks about the Battan Death March during the trial of General Homma in Manila, Phillipines.
Manila Philippines Date:1946, January 21 Duration:1 min 15 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, is being asked about the Bataan Death March and the atrocities inflicted on American prisoners. He says that while on his way to San Fernando he saw dead bodies of U.S. prisoners lying on either side of the road. The bodies were blood stained and it seemed that they were cruelly killed.
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