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Newsreels: 1945 - August 23
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Synopsis: Japanese Officials Arrive To Learn WWII Surrender Terms, Admiral William Bull Halsey Jr. Celebrates WWII Japanese Surrender, Captured Japanese Hospital Ship Found Full Of Munitions, General Charles De Gaulle Of France Visits US, US Navy Begins Discharging Eligible WWII Servicemen, American Manufacturing Begins Conversion Back To Peacetime, Annual Diaper Service Baby Race Is Held...(read more)
- Date: 1945
- Duration: 00:07:21
- Sound: Yes
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Pacific Theater
Japanese Officials Arrive To Learn WWII Surrender Terms
Two strange looking Japanese air transports land at Ie Shima. These white BETTY planes bearing the Japanese surrender mission are on their way to Manila to learn General MacArthur’s terms of surrender. The Japanese mission then board giant U.S. “C-54” air transports that will whisk them to Manila. In Manila General MacArthur tells his troops it’s over, and he trusts they can return to the U.S.A. before long.
Admiral William Bull Halsey Jr. Celebrates WWII Japanese Surrender
After British fleet units add their weight to Admiral Halsey’s Third Pacific Fleet, news of the Japanese surrender is received. Admiral Halsey entertains Sir Admiral Rawlings and staff aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Following a round of toasts, “Bull” Halsey serves up a Japanese cake with plenty of gestures and pantomime, that are his and his alone.
Captured Japanese Hospital Ship Found Full Of Munitions
When a Japanese hospital ship is searched in the South Pacific, it is found to be filled with munitions and able-bodied Japanese.
General Charles De Gaulle Of France Visits US
General Charles de Gaulle, French Leader, meets President Truman to inaugurate official conversations.
US Navy Begins Discharging Eligible WWII Servicemen
The U.S. Navy discharges its first servicemen who are eligible under the newly adopted point system. Shows sailors receiving mustering out pay and receiving honorable discharge.
American Manufacturing Begins Conversion Back To Peacetime
Shows factory workers leaving a war plant. With war plants shutting down, thousands of war workers are shifted to peacetime industrial jobs as industry gears up to satisfy the pent up demands for a flood of domestic products. Automatic wash machines roll out of plants, while Detroit rushes new cars (automobiles) down the assembly line.
Annual Diaper Service Baby Race Is Held
Creeping cuties clad in diapers cut fancy capers as they clamber down the race-course in annual diaper service derby. Baby race.