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Events in career of Chester W Nimitz. The end of World War II and postwar years.

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is met by General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, as he arrives by airplane in Manila, Philippines. Japanese diplomats and military officers board the U.S. Battleship, Missouri, to sign surrender documents. Admiral Nimitz is one of the signatories. Nimitz is given a hero's welcome, in Washington, DC, replete with a military parade. He addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Admiral Richard Byrd briefs Admiral Nimitz (now Chief of Naval Operations) about the 1947 expedition to Antarctica. Admiral Nimitz receiving an honorary degree from Columbia University, in New York. (Others present during this event include General Dwight Eisenhower and General George Marshall.) Nimitz, appointed as UN Plebiscite Administrator for Kashmir. He is visited by members of the Japanese Diet and signs autographs for them. Nimitz standing with President Truman, who appoints him to a special commission on internal security. Retired Admiral Nimitz at home in his garden at Berkeley Hills, California. Weather vane at his house contains 5 stars and replica of a submarine.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USS Mount Olympus (AGC-8), USS Sennet (SS-408) and USS Merrick (AKA-97) underway during in Antarctica Operation Highjump.

Ships of the United States underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump. USS Mount Olympus (AGC-8) underway. USS Sennet (SS-408) underway; particles and pieces of ice floating about on water. The bow of USS Merrick (AKA-97). USS Merrick and USS Mount Olympus (AGC-8) seen.

Date: 1947, January 1
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The bow of USCGC Northwind II (WAGB-282) as she breaks through ice in Antarctica during Operation Highjump.

United States Coast Guard Cutter ( USCGC ) Northwind II underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump. The bow of USCGC Northwind II (WAGB-282) as she breaks through ice. Men stand aboard near railings on the deck. The ice breaks up.

Date: 1947, January 1
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS Sennet (SS-408) underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump.

USS Sennet underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump. USS Sennet (SS-408) underway at a slow speed. Men milling about on the deck.

Date: 1947, January 1
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Icebergs and ice break in two as USCGC Northwind II is underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump.

United States Coast Guard Cutter ( USCGC ) Northwind II (WAGB-282) underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump. The bow of USCGC Northwind II (WAGB-282). Ice as it breaks in two. Seagulls fly about. Icebergs show snowy white above the water and green color below. Men aboard the ship near railings. They work with lines on snow.

Date: 1947, January 1
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Admiral Richard Cruzen's barge comes up alongside Northwind II and he climbs and comes aboard the ship in Antarctica.

Ships of the United States underway in Antarctica during Operation Highjump. USS Mount Olympus underway. An admiral's barge comes up alongside United States Coast Guard Cutter ( USCGC ) Northwind II (WAGB-282). U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Cruzen climbs a Jacob's ladder and comes aboard the Northwind.

Date: 1947, January 1
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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