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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur


MacArthur – American Caesar


Explores the life and actions of one of America’s military legends. Part 1 follows MacArthur from his days as a forgotten hero soldiering in the Philippines on the eve of Pearl Harbor to the moment when he becomes the last shogun of the new Japan. Part 2 continues as MacArthur converts Japan from a semi-feudal society to a democracy by personally devising a model constitution and sweeping social reforms. Then sent to Korea, he skillfully retreats as China enters the Korean War. Blamed for the sudden reversal, he is relieved of his military duties by President Harry S. Truman and comes home to a hero’s welcome which peters out in the din of 1952 presidential politics and the overwhelming popularity of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.


General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only one conferred the rank of field marshal in the Philippine Army.MORE AT LINK

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