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Philippines / Marcos' Military Record #306519

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Bill Redeker) Evidence indicating Ferdinand Marcos' claims of heroism during World War II are fraudulent examined. [MARCOS - portrays self as martyr to country.] Marcos' claims of heroism as resistance leader and United States role in keeping that image alive described. [September 1982, President REAGAN - praises Marcos' role in battle.] United States Army documents uncovered in National Archives Record Service noted dismissing Marcos' claims as fraudulent and absurd following World War II. [Historian Alfred McCOY - describes Army's analysis of Marcos' role in war.] [MARCOS - attacks those questioning his war record; remarks transcribed on screen.] [VET. - won't accept criticism of Marcos.] [Cand. Corazon AQUINO - isn't surprised that Marcos' fraud is being revealed.] Marcos' control of media and implications for public learning truth noted.

Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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