Documentary film about the last months of WWII - end of fighting in Europe and Far East.
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01:45:51 VS Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet at Potsdam. Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden and Vyacheslav Molotov are also there.
01:46:22 British artillery fire in jungles of the Far East. Commonwealth troops on the march. Parade in Japan - possibly Kamikaze pilots being feted by crowds. Kamikaze pilots are briefed by flying officer. VS of Japanese attack on US naval aircraft carrier ship. LS of American ship hit by plane and exploding. VS of planes shot down by anti-aircraft fire. VS of wounded sailors carried below decks on ship.
01:47:52 MS Stalin sitting at conference table at Potsdam. VS Atomic weapons research facility at Oakridge, California, United States of America (USA). Workers at one of the secret bases for the atomic bomb. MS Stalin. VS British soldiers voting in General Election while in jungle. VS men drinking in public house and chatting. VS people voting in Britain. VS of new Labour Cabinet in garden of No 10 Downing Street, London. Seen are Ernest Bevin, Sir Stafford Cripps, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, Clement Attlee and others. Shots of second Potsdam conference with Attlee and Bevin. MS Attlee, Truman, and Stalin.
01:49:49 Aerial views of Hiroshima, Japan. VS in Hiroshima after explosion of A-bomb. Emperor Hirohito inspects devastation. Japanese plane lands on American carrier to discuss peace. VS of smashed and scuttled warships. VS of bomb damaged city in Europe. VS smashed buildings. London traffic scenes. People getting back to normal - looking in shops, queuing for food. VS trials of war criminals inc. Marshal Petain, Hess, Goering etc at Nuremberg. VS of newspaper newsroom. VS start of United Nations Organisation in San Francisco. Truman speaks. VS of mushroom cloud growing. VS bowler hatted man sets of to work. He smiles as the camera follows him - hope for the future.
01:54:20 End of Programme titles.
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- British Pathé
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- 1944 - 1945
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- HD Cam
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