Douglas Macarthur

Book review: MacArthur in Asia by Hiroshi Masuda

Book review: MacArthur in Asia by Hiroshi Masuda

Hiroshi Masuda's MacArthur in Asia was well-received in Japanese in 2009, but its dour translation makes little new ground in English.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:49pm

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1951

Washington, April 20

General MacArthur told Congress that the hopes and aspirations of the human race were centred in the Congress. 'You cannot appease Communism in Asia without simultaneously undermining our effort to halt it in Europe. The US cannot divide her effort in her struggle to check Communism.'

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A sailing superstar

Ellen MacArthur has dedicated most of her life to sailing, and that dedication paid off last year when she set a round-the-world solo record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds aboard the 75-foot trimaran B&Q.

The feat also earned her the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Ahoy there

Britain's star yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur gets her first look at Victoria Harbour as she sails into Causeway Bay aboard the 75-foot trimaran B&Q yesterday.

MacArthur, who has spent a lonely and often arduous couple of years chasing solo titles, said she was relieved at being able to sail in the company of others aboard B&Q on the Asian Record Circuit 2006.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sailor achieves two targets in record bid

ROUND-THE-WORLD record holder Ellen MacArthur has achieved two of the target times after the first three legs of the Asian Record Circuit.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Top sailors prepare for action in Japan

Record-holding sailor Ellen MacArthur and her crew are ready for action at the Asian Record Circuit, which starts tomorrow in Yokohama, Japan.

They will be sailing the 75-foot trimaran B&Q, the boat MacArthur sailed to set the round-the-world navigation record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds in February last year.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

MacArthur's bid for more glory

A year after breaking the solo round-the-world record, British sailor Ellen MacArthur believes there's a lot more to come.

MacArthur is looking to set 12 records during the upcoming Asian Record Circuit, which includes Hong Kong as one of its key cities.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Statue strikes chord of dissent

The thunder of the guns has long faded, but in the South Korean port city of Inchon, another battle is under way: a statue of US general Douglas MacArthur gazing over the scene of his most dramatic victory has become a flashpoint in a national debate on reinterpretations of the Korean war and Korean-American relations.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

On the frontlines

A resourceful war correspondent, Eddie Tseng En-po had a knack for being in the right place at the right time

Youthful South China Morning Post reporter Eddie Tseng En-po witnessed the beginning of Japan's invasion of Hong Kong - he saw the dive bombers attacking Kai Tak from the balcony of his home in Shamshuipo.

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

South China Morning Post and the Hongkong Telegraph

'Turkey must fight' says a headline. But people must eat! * * * We don't mind a white Christmas or a green one. Anything but a blue one.

* * * There ought to be a rule: no using radar to see if Santa's coming.

* * * I know what some of you found in your stocking this morning. Your foot.

24 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Wartime epics

WORLD War II continues on Pearl and World with From Here To Eternity (Pearl, 9.30pm) and MacArthur (World, 9.30pm). It's your choice, but From Here To Eternity is the one with the famous love scene on the beach - and the one that won the Oscars. It picked up eight of them, compared to MacArthur's grand total of none.

28 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

MacArthur returns to old turf . . .

WITH the ear-splitting roar of guns, exploding palm trees, over-flying planes and 250,000 spectators, troops splashed ashore at Palo Red Beach in Leyte yesterday in a dramatic re-enactment of the landing that launched the liberation of the Philippines 50 years ago.

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am