Documentary covering the decisions surrounding the dropping of the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
American Flying Fortresses bomb Tokyo.
American bombing raid on Tokyo.
Bomb aimers are trained to drop their "eggs" to score direct hits on a model of Tokyo in Texas.
New airstrip is built on Saipan so B-29s can launch attack on Tokyo.
Footage of devastated buildings in Tokyo, Japan.
Secret of the first raid on Tokyo.
Americans take Japanese base on the island of Saipan.
Shots of the bombed Mitsubishi aircraft factory in Nagoya. Japan.
Aerial shots of destroyed Japanese cities.
American air base for the B-29 bomber planes built at Saipan, Pacific Ocean.
US 40th Division leaves San Francisco for Japan.
US troops trudge about on snowshoes while guarding Japanese border of Hokkaido.
American navy third fleet bombs Japanese ships and factories.
Americans using flame throwers to burn Japanese planes at unknown airfield.
Japanese ships under America flag.
American newsreel item about Japanese police force.
General MacArthur speaks to Allied Council for Japan.
Japanese Safety Corps and Maritime Corps hold first parade through streets of Tokyo, Japan.
46 Japanese war criminals are freed. Tokyo, Japan.
Eisenhower on tour of Far East - meets Chaing Kai Shek and General MacArthur.
Japanese delegates sign surrender documents onboard US ship 'Missouri'.
The US and Japanese peace council and the signing of the peace treaty.
Emperor Hirohito and Empress appear before crowds on Japanese Independence Day.
American newsreel of US civilians returning to USA after 2 years as Japanese POWs.
American soldiers enter Tokyo - American newsreel story.
American troops reclaim Pacific island of Guam with heavy opposition from Japanese.
British and American warships enter Sagami Bay off Tokyo.
General Douglas MacArthur leaves Tokyo on his way to America.
General Douglas MacArthur leaves Tokyo to go home to America.
Japanese Consul presents General Douglas MacArthur with medal, American newsreel item.
Retirement medal presented to General Curtis LeMay by President Johnson in Washington
President Dwight Eisenhower speaks about American air superiority.
JFK watches display by US air force in Florida.
American bomber plane B 29 Flying Fortress adapted as robot plane for atomic bomb tests.
Jet plane attached to B 29 bomber - parasite jet plane.
B-29 aeroplanes are de-pickled as protective layers of plastic are washed away. Arizona. USA.
Shots of wings of a B29 bomber being built in factory.
American airfield - Mustang fighters and B 29 bombers taking off, in flight and landing.
Item showing B-29 Super Fortress bombers being built and taking off for Japan.
Various shots of bombed-out buses being used as emergency housing
Emperor Hirohito tours ruined city of Yokohama, he wears civilian suit.
Angry item cries for vengeance against Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese.
American troops take Saipan.
Material showing a large assault mortar being tested.
War in Pacific continues - battle for Solomon Islands.
The war in the Pacific continues as Japanese torpedo planes attack U.S. aircraft carriers.
American Hellcat bombers raid Japanese targets at Wake Island.
Dead Japanese soldiers and Japanese prisoners captured by US Marines at Guadalcanal.
American troops fight Japanese at Okinawa and in Pacific.
Another American invasion in the Pacific - Okinawa.
American bombers attack Japanese shipping in Rabaul harbour. Pacific ocean.
American push Japanese ut of Aleutian Islands.