The Day Japan Lost Face 1945

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    Full title reads: "THE DAY JAPAN LOST FACE".

    Tokyo, Japan.

    Various shots of American battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. General Douglas MacArthur arriving by car to sign surrender of Japan. General MacArthur boarding the Missouri. Generals Percival, British Commander at Singapore, and General Wainwright boarding Missouri. General James Doolittle arriving on Missouri. Close shot of the Missouri's six forward guns pointing towards sky. Admiral Nimitz, US Naval Chief, being piped aboard. Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (one with a wooden leg and top hat) and his party boarding Missouri. General Umezu, Chief of the Japanese General Staff, boarding the Missouri. High angle shot of the surrender table on the Missouri. The Japanese envoys grouped together. General MacArthur approaches microphones. Close up shot of General MacArthur speaking into microphones (natural sound). He talks about the piece to come and invites the representatives of the Emperor of Japan to sign the surrender document. Shot of the mass of cameras and cameramen on the Missouri. Shigemitsu approaches table and signs the surrender terms. Close up shots of the Japanese delegates signing the surrender. Close up shots of Generals Wainwright and Percival. General MacArthur countersigns the surrender document. General MacArthur speaks again and offers pens to General Wainwright and General Percival to sign the document. Close up shot of Admiral Nimitz signing the surrender terms. Chinese delegate signs the surrender. Close up shot of Russian delegate signing. General MacArthur speaks again (natural sound). He closes the proceedings.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40258
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1165.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:04:46:00
    Canister:
    45/76
    Sort Number:
    45/076
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