Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.
Major events of the year 1951. War with Japan comes to an end with the signing of the Peace Treaty in San Francisco, California. Delegates of various nations gather to sign the treaty. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko walks out to express his opposition. Japanese delegate and Allied delegate Dean Acheson sign the treaty. Japanese delegates shake hands with Dean Acheson, an Allied delegate and the United States Secretary of State.
San Francisco Peace Treaty conference with Japan, in San Francisco, California. Beginning shows the War Memorial Opera House and Van Ness Avenue. U.S. President Harry S Truman steps to a podium, at the Opera House, to address delegates at the conference. With him on the stage are Dr. Warren Kelchner, Temporary Chairperson of the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference, Governor Earl Warren of California, and Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Next, Dean Acheson is seen seated at the center of a table with Dr. Kelchner, at his right, as Soviet representative Andrei A. Gromyko steps to the microphone and speaks. (Narrator says he raises complaint about rules of procedure.) Dean Acheson removes his translating headset in frustration. Next, a representative of Poland comes to the microphone, and calls for delays. View of delegates in the audience. New Zealand representative, Sir Carl August Berendsen, takes the stand to renounce delaying tactics. Audience members applaud. Carlos P. Rómulo, of the Philippines, speaks in support of the treaty. John foster Dulles, of the United States, steps to the podium to speak for the treaty. Next, Japanese Premier, Shigeru Yoshida, referring to notes in a roll of paper, endorses the treaty. Audience applauds. Secretary of State Acheson is seen signing the treaty for the United States, followed by representatives of: Australia; Cambodia; Great Britain; Ceylon; France; Indonesia; Philippines; and Pakistan. Next, the Japanese delegation comes forward, and Prime Minster Shingera Yoshida, signs the historic document. Closeups of ordinary Japanese from all walks of life. Japanese people commuting to work.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
Newsreel clip on 17-year-old Ed Cereghino accepting a $50,000 bonus to sign a contract with the New York Yankees organization in 1951. View of Cereghino signing the contract with Yankee scout Joe Devine (in suit) and Cereghino's parents watching. Cereghino tosses a baseball with his father over a fence with barbed wire. Announcer notes Cereghino will be joining the Yankees' minor-league club in San Francisco, the Seals, managed by former National League batting champion Lefty O'Doul, seen at right. Cereghino pitches his first game for the Seals with his parents in the stands. He loses, but gets a kiss from his mother afterward. (Note: Cereghino would pitch eight years in the minor leagues but never make to the Yankees or any other major league club.)
USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) returns home to San Francisco, California. Fireboat with fire hoses welcomes USS Philippine Sea. Men hold colored balloons. The balloons are tied to line watch. The ship enters the port. Squadron of planes passes overhead. Golden Gate Bridge in the background. San Francisco dock area. Planes on flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Stern of the carrier. Ship passes under bridge. Men in uniforms on flight deck and walk along catwalk. F9F Panther aircraft on flight deck.