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This Year 1945

National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39094, LI 208-UN-187 - This Year 1945. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Shows Ger. films of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. Roosevelt is inaugurated at the White House and poses at Yalta with Churchill and Stalin. Shows his funeral in Washington. Truman is sworn in. Gens. Jodl and W.B. Smith sign the Ger. surrender at Reims, France. Shows Gen. Eisenhower. Kamikaze planes attack ships in the Pacific. Shows the invasion of Okinawa. An atom bomb is exploded. Shigemitsu and MacArthur sign the Japanese. surrender aboard the Missouri. Shows atrocity evidence in Manila; Gen. Tojo in a hospital; various Japanese generals; scenes of Nazi concentration camps; and mob scenes in Milan, Italy, as Mussolini and Facist leaders are killed. Hitler visits a Ger. hospital. Shows war crime trials in Nuremberg. Delegates sign the UN Charter at San Francisco.
Length: 10:08


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