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World Celebrates Peace VJ Day (1945)

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)ARC Identifier 23976 / Local Identifier 111-ADC-10214 1945WORLD CELEBRATES PEACE, VJ DAY, 08/12/1945WORLD IN FILM. Issue no. 18, WORLD CELEBRATES PEACE, VJ DAY - Summary: Scenes in Washington; President Harry S Truman reading Japanese surrender announcement. News correspondents running in White House corridor. Different scenes showing the celebration in the streets of Chicago, San Francisco, Frisco Chinatown, New York's Time Square. Confetti, people dancing in the street, singing, servicemen kissing women. Crowds near Hotel Astor. Night shots of crowds in Times Square. Celebration in unidentified Canadian city. Celebration in London The King and Queen in horse- drawn carriage leaving Buckingham palace. The crowds cheering the King and Queen as they ride through the streets. Opening of British Parliament, showing Lord Edward Halifax, Lord John Allsebrook Simon, US Ambassador John C Winant, Admiral Harold R Stark and a representative from Saudia Arabia arrive by car. Crowd running toward the Buckingham Palace. Royal family waving to crowd from palace balcony. WORLD IN FILM, ISSUE NUMBER 19 - THE ATOM BOMB. LSs, atomic bomb explosion in New Mexico. Pan of the Oak Ridge plant, the various buildings. The Post Office erected for the various employees in the community. Workman entering plant, passes being checked. A citizen looking at a town paper on the bulletin board. CU, Prof Ernest Lawrence, University of Calif at panel board in his laboratory. Directly following are different atomic bomb bursts filmed in slow motion. Slow motion footage of clouds of smoke from an atomic bomb.
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