• Short Summary

    British and American warships enter Sagami Bay off Tokyo.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TOKYO BAY".

    Japan.

    HMS King George V at sea. Closer shot of the three ensigns flying at the mast of the King George V. Close shot of the guns of the ship. Close up shot of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser.

    American Admiral William "Bull" Halsey being slung onto King George V via breeches buoy. Admiral Fraser and Admiral Halsey shaking hands. Admiral Fraser and Admiral Halsey speaking to unknown R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) officer. Close up shot of Admiral Halsey. Close up shot of Admiral Fraser.

    Several shots of Japanese harbour pilots being slung aboard by breeches buoy. Several shots of the ships of the Pacific Fleet in line enter Tokyo Bay. Fighter planes in formation fly overhead. Anchor being slung from battleship, shows the huge chain revolving round capstan at terrific speed.

    Distant shot of Japanese coastline with Fujiyama in background. Japanese factory with "Come After Us" white 'graffiti' on wall - a signal from POW's to the fleet. Various shots of POW's on quayside in Tokyo as British warships enter the harbour - the men cheer and wave happily.

    American naval hospital ship "Benevolence". Sailors at steering wheel. POW's being taken onboard the "Benevolence" - they are lifted up on stretchers. Various shots of released POW's onboard the ship - one dances.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1163.31
    Media URN:
    40221
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:45:00 / 02:00:45:00
    Canister:
    45/75

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