Harry S. Truman announces V-J day with Japan's acceptance of the terms of surrender, ending WWII; celebrations across America
United States USA Date:1945, August 15 Duration:2 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
Title card reads, "Peace, It's Wonderful." People celebrate as Japan accepts peace terms. President of the United States Harry S. Truman announces Japan's acceptance of peace terms, thus ending World War II. Reporters rush out to deliver news. Many scenes of American citizens, soldiers and sailors celebrating in various cities of the United States. Crowds celebrate peace on V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) in Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. Crowd outside White House waving. Woman holds newspaper with headline, "Japan Surrenders." A sailor dances with a girl. In San Francisco's China Town, firecrackers are lit up. In Seattle, soldiers grab young women and kiss them. Aerial view of Times Square crowd in New York. Ticker tape falling in air. Joyous, happy, and excited citizens cheer the end of World War 2. People waving newspapers with headline, "Japs Accept Terms." Spot lights illuminate night time crowds celebrating in New York City.
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