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General Douglas MacArthur: The Return of a Legend 

He was one of America's greatest commanders, a warrior so tough and determined that he helped win World War II with a simple promise: "I shall return." Douglas MacArthur was a soldier's ... See full summary »

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Don Horan

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Norman Stahl

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Episode credited cast:
Jack Perkins ... Himself - Host
Fritz Weaver ... Himself - Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John D. Bulkeley John D. Bulkeley ... Himself - Retired Vice Admiral
Edward M. Coffman Edward M. Coffman ... Himself - Author, 'The Old Army'
Conrad Crane Conrad Crane ... Himself - Associate Professor, American History - U.S. Military Academy
Edward Drea Edward Drea ... Himself - Author, 'MacArthur's ULTRA: Codebreaking and the war against Japan'
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
James Golden James Golden ... Himself - Professor & Head, Department of Social Science - U.S. Military Academy
Cole Kingseed Cole Kingseed ... Himself - Associate Professor, Military History - U.S. Military Academy
Douglas MacArthur ... Himself - Ambassador to Japan, 1957-1961
Rod Paschall Rod Paschall ... Himself - Author, 'The Defeat of Imperial Germany'
John J. Pershing ... Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Spector Ronald Spector ... Himself - Author, 'After Tet'
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)
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He was one of America's greatest commanders, a warrior so tough and determined that he helped win World War II with a simple promise: "I shall return." Douglas MacArthur was a soldier's soldier the son of an officer, the star of West Point, the Army's youngest-ever full general. He was already a retired hero when he was recalled in 1941 to face his biggest challenge defending an unprepared Pacific force against a seemingly unstoppable Japanese war machine. With rare footage and interviews with comrades, family and friends, the complete story of this complex general comes alive. Trace his life from his army brat childhood and his magnificent stand in the Philippines to his later forays into presidential politics. Get to know MacArthur as he faces the Japanese in WWII, fights his own rogue war in Korea and, finally, ends his military career by going head-to-head with an angry Harry Truman. It's a revealing look at the old soldier who wouldn't fade away and remains a hero to millions of ...

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2005 (USA) See more »

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