Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Japan Date:1945, September 2 Duration:4 min 32 sec Sound:Yes
Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces leads to end of World War II. American planes approach Atsugi Air Base in Japan. Wrecked Japanese planes on airfield. Japanese labor works on airfield. C-54 aircraft lands in Atsugi. General Douglas MacArthur disembarks the plane. USS Missouri in Tokyo bay. Surrender ceremonies aboard USS Missouri. Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamoru Shegemitsu (with cane), General Yoshijiro Umezu, Major General Yatsuji Nagai, Katsuo Okazaki, Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka, Toshikazu Kase, and Lieutenant General Suichi Miyakazi on deck of USS Missouri. Cameramen record event. General MacArthur speaks on mike. American officers surround General MacArthur. Surrender Instrument on table. Eleven men Japanese Delegation move ahead to sign the Surrender Instrument. Mamoru Shegemitsu signs Surrender Instrument. General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General Sir Arthur E Percival of British Army step forward with General MacArthur to sign Surrender Instrument. Map shows surrender locations like China, Manchuria, South West Pacific, Central Pacific, Japan, South Korea and Philippines.
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