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United States fleet enter Sagami Bay, Japan towards the end of World War II.

Aerial views of U.S. fleet in Sagami Bay, Japan towards the end of World War II. An aerial view shows letters 'PW' painted on the roof of a building at a prison-of-war camp located near Tokohoma seaplane base. An aerial view of Yokohama including the prison-of-war camp located close to a railway junction. U.S. fleet underway includes BBs (battleships) and escorting DDs (destroyers) as they enter Sagami Bay.

Date: 1945, August 27
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ships of U.S. 3rd Fleet underway in Tokyo Bay off the coast of Japan during World War II.

United States 3rd Fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan during World War II. USS South Dakota off the coast. USS Missouri at anchor in Sagami-Wan into Tokyo Bay. War correspondent Norman Paige looks through binoculars. Ships of the 3rd Fleet ride at anchor off the coast of Japan. Main batteries of USS Iowa. American flag flies from the gaff of the ship. USS Missouri at anchor close to the shore of Japan. HMS Duke of York and HMS King George I underway at sea. Superstructure of USS Iowa as American flag flies from the gaff. Muzzles of a quad mount 40 inch gun. A signal plays on starboard yardarm. A gunnery officer uses a battle phone in the foreground.

Date: 1945, August 27
Duration: 4 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Surrender of Japan, ending World War II

View of first atomic explosion (Trinity) on July 16, 1945, at New Mexico, United States. View of the battleship, USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay, Japan, with entire ship's company on deck in dress whites, Japanese military high command and several formally dressed Japanese diplomats standing on the ship's deck. Brief closeup of General Douglas MacArthur. Japanese foreign minister, Mamoru Shigemitsu, bending to sign the instrument of surrender ending World War 2, on September 2, 1945. Supreme Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, seated, signing the document. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright and British Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival stand behind MacArthur. General Hsu Yung-chang signs for China. View of sailors observing the historic moment from every possible place aboard the ship. Large numbers of aircraft flying over the ship. Scene shifts in flashback to Manila, Philippines, where dead bodies of civilians litter the streets in silent witness of Japanese wartime atrocities. Some have hands tied behind their backs. Views of destitute Filipino mothers and children wandering through the rubble. A sign identifies the 98th Evacuation Hospital. Inside, a doctor and a nurse stand over the bed of Japanese Prime Minister, Hideki Tōjō, who attempted suicide by pistol, when apprehended, but was taken for treatment and is seen resting in his bed. View of Japanese Adrmiral Shigetarō Shimada, Minister of the Navy, behind bars in prison. Also seen in prison are Japanese general of the Japanese Imperial Army and Governor-General of the Philippines, Shigenori Kuroda;. General Masaharu Homma; and militarist Colonel Kingoro Hashimoto. Scene shifts to bodies of numerous victims of German death camps. American Army medics attend to some survivors rescued from the camps.

Date: 1945, September 2
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Operation "Road's End" and preparations for destruction of the Japanese submarine fleet moored in Sasebo Bay, Japan

Views from U.S. boat moving among Japanese submarines in Sasebo Bay, Japan, during Operation Road's End, involving the scuttling of the Japanese submarine fleet. Seen are submarines: I-47; I-162; I-156l;n-203;I-158;I-103;107;I-58. An American launch pulls up to I-58 (the sub that sank the USs Indianapolis on July 31, 1945, in the Philippine Sea).Vice-Admiral Robert M. Griffin, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, climbs aboard the sub, followed by other members of his party. Admiral Griffin walks the deck of the submarine, followed by a Rear Admiral, who points out some features of the boat to Admiral Griffith. View of the group standing on the deck of the I-58.

Date: 1946, April 1
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Operation Road's End, preparing to destroy Japan's submarine fleet. Crews decorate their submarines with cherry blossoms

Operation Road's End. Inspection of Japanese submarines,moored in Sasebo Bay, Japan, that are scheduled for destruction, after World War 2. View from a boat passing several of these submarines. One has a group of U.S. Naval officers and others on its deck. View of Japanese submarines I-366 and Number 107. Japanese sailors are decorating the submarines with branches of cherry blossoms. A Japanese officer looking down from boat I-402, as the camera passes below. Closeup of him posing on his boat for the camera.. Captain Atogi Nakamura, Lt. Tashio Tanaka and crew members posing aboard Japanese submarine I-58 (that sank the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945 with torpedos fired by Lt. Tanaka).

Date: 1946, April 1
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Boeing-29 of U.S. 11th Airborne division over Tokyo Bay; Ships of U.S. Navy in Tokyo Bay at occupation of Japan

A Boeing-29 of the United States 11th Airborne division (a four engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft) flies over Tokyo bay. Various U.S. Navy ships in the bay present for occupation of Japan at end of World War II. United States Light Cruiser USS San Diego CL-53 among them.

Date: 1945, August 30
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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