United States Marines Corps arrive in Australia to invade Solomon islands during World War II. Marines come ashore and march to the staging area. Marines get into camp tents at the staging area. Marines read a newspaper. Officers outside a building.
United States Marines Corps leave Australia to invade Solomon islands during World War II. Marines get off a railroad train. Marines carrying combat gear march to a port. Ships in the background. Marines walk up a gangway. Marines embark onto a ship.
United States Marines Corps leave United States to invade Solomon islands during World War II. A ship pulls away from the San Francisco harbor. San Francisco skyline in the background. Ship passes under the Golden Gate bridge. Marines on the deck of the ship. Ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Men at anti aircraft guns during a drill aboard a ship. Admiral Halsey confers with Marine officers. Troops on the bridge of the ship as it arrives at a harbor in Australia. General Vandegrift and other officers disembark from the ship and are greeted by other officers. Soldiers climb down the gangplank.
Japanese envoy and delegation board the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63). USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. Mamoru Shigemitsu, Foreign Minister of Japan, General Yoshijiro Umezu and other Japanese staff on the deck of USS Missouri. Japanese General signing the surrender document. Russian General Derevyanko, General Sir Thomas Blamey from Australia, Colonel Moore Cosgrave General Jacques P. Leclerc of France and Admiral Cel Helfrich from Netherland signs the peace treaty concluding with General MacArthur from United States.
Officials of various countries arrive. Sailors standing at attention. General Douglas MacArthur arrives on deck and stands in front of a microphone. Japanese officials, military and civilians standing in groups. Japanese General signing the surrender document then the Russian General Derevyanko, General Sir Thomas Blamey from Australia, Colonel Moore Cosgrave General Jacques P. Leclerc of France and Admiral Cel Helfrich from Netherlands signs the peace treaty.
Signing of the instruments of surrender formalizing the capitulation of Japan to the Allied Forces in World War II. The Battleship USS Missouri in the Tokyo Bay. The U.S. Destroyer, Buchanan, pulls alongside bringing representatives of the Allied Powers to participate. U.S. General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces boards the USS Missouri and is welcomed by Fleet Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Halsey. They proceed to the ship's Veranda deck for the signing ceremony. Japanese delegation led by Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, accompanied by General Yoshijiro Umezo arrives in a boat. Speech by MacArthur as Japanese delegation looks on. Japanese representatives sign the surrender instruments. General MacArthur then signs using several pens that he presents to U.S. General Wainwright and British General Percival and others. Admiral Chester Nimitz signs for all U.S. forces, followed by Admiral Halsey. Allied representatives then sign for China, the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, and New Zealand. MacArthur gives closing comments. Allied aircraft fly overhead after the ceremony.