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Reel Number: 220835-04
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1945
Location: Pacific,Tokyo Bay
TC Begins: 02:42:08
TC Ends: 02:50:45
WWII - 1945, Japan: Japanese Sign Final Surrender! 02:42:44 LS USS Missouri (BB-63). MS Destroyer Buchanan coming alongside w/ Allied officers; MacArthur boards & greeted by Adm. Nimitz, walk forward to veranda deck past assembled sailors & officers. Overhead shot & cameramen. Allied officers look at souvenirs of occasion. 02:43:58 Japanese delegation arrives in US navy launch. Japanese Foreign Minister Shigemitsu arrives leading Japanese military officers, line up on deck. 02:44:42 MacArthur to microphone, SOF: “We are gathered here....to sign the instrument of surrender at the places indicated. 02:46:39 Shigemitsu to table & signing; General Umezu for Japanese Imperial General Headquarters. 02:47:35 MacArthur signs, presents pens to Gen. Wainwright & Gen Percival. Japanese watch. 02:48:25 Nimitz signs for forces of USA; Gen. Hsu Yung-Ch’ang for China, Adm. Bruce Fraser for UK, Lt. Gen Kuzma Derevyanko for USSR, Gen. Blamey for Australia, Col Cosgrave for Canada, Gen. Jacques-Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque for France, Lt. Adm Helfrich for the Netherlands, Air Vice-Marshal Isitt for New Zealand. 02:49:53 MacArthur closing speech: “Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world & that God will preserve it always. These Proceedings are closed.” 02:50:18 Planes in formation flyover. Battleship; WWII Ending; WW2; 02Sep45; 1945; Military Newsreel;
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