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National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39088, LI 208-UN-180 - Pierre Laval Executed For Treason (1945) Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1 shows Laval in Paris in 1941 with Nazis and prison scenes before and after his execution. Part 2, Gen. Yamashita is tried in Manila for war crimes. Gen. R.B. Reynolds presides. Part 3, President Truman speaks before a labor-industry conference. Other personages: Philip Murray, John L. Lewis, William Green, Charles Wilson. Part 4, cavalry horses and mules at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, are driven to winter feeding grounds. Part 5, British troops return to Hong Kong and capture Japanese soldiers. Marines are welcomed to Tientsin. Part 6, Japanese government gold, silver, and platinum are removed from caches. Hulks of Japanese ships dot Kure harbor.