Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the Warlords video series, which profiles the careers of generals and other world leaders during wartime, Warlords: MacArthur - The Defiant General looks at the battle strategies of General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur, who attended West Point, was notorious for questioning authority. In September 2, 1945, MacArthur presided over the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri, the event that marked the end of World War II. The program, which features rare film footage, discusses MacArthur's key international relations strategies and his difficult relationship with President Harry S. Truman. Hal Holbrook hosts the video series.
army-officer, defiance, General, strategy, world-war