Japanese Sign Final Surrender - 1945





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Shows the signing of the Japanese surrender documents aboard the battleship Missouri in the Bay of Tokyo on Sept. 2, 1945. Includes shots of the destroyer Buchanan and airplanes flying overhead. Personages: Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Gene Yoshijiro Umezo of Japan; Gen. MacArthur; Gen. Wainwright; Brit. Gen. Arthur E. Percival; Adms. Halsey and Nimitz; Chinese Gen. Hsu Yung-Ch'ang; Brit. Adm. Bruce A. Fraser; Russian Gen. Kuzma Derevyanko; Australian Gen. Thomas Blamey; Canadian Col. L. Moore Cosgrave; French Gen. Jacques LeClerc; Adm. C.E.L. Helfrich of the Netherlands; Air Marshall Leonard M. Isitt of New Zealand.

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)

SUBJECT * Capitulations, Military * World War, 1939-1945 * Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951. * Fraser, Bruce, 1888-1981 * Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959 * Helfrich, Conrad E. L. (Conrad Emile Lambert), 1886-1962 * Leclerc, Jacques P. (Jacques Philippe), 1902-1947 * MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 * Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 * Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, 1883-1953. * Department of the Navy. Buchanan (Destroyer). (03/21/1942 - 09/18/1947) * Department of the Navy. Missouri (Battleship). (06/11/1944 - 09/1947)

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