EXECUTION OF JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS BY FIRING SQUAD IN RANGOON [Allocated Title]
In Rangoon Central Jail, Burma, three convicted Japanese war criminals are executed for their part in the Kalagon Massacre in July 1945.
The three prisoners, named on the dopesheet as Captain Yanagizawa Iamui, Lieutenant Tajima Ichiro and Captain Midorikawa Hisashi, are led out under guard. They are tied to stakes; as they are secured they can be seen to shout 'banzai'. Closer shot of one of the condemned being secured. The three men, hooded, as a medical officer affixes an aiming point to their chests. Closer shot of medical officer affixing aiming point; he has a stethoscope around his neck. Medium wide shot showing the firing squad in the aim; they fire, the men sag at their stakes and the firing squad lay down their rifles. Shot of the medical officer checking one of the condemned; he appears to have also been shot in the head (probably by the Deputy Provost Marshal).