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V-J Day Videos and Documents

By HistoryNet Staff
6/12/2015 • World War II

Click on the links below to see videos, historic documents and other materials related to V-J Day, 1945.

Full text of Emperor Hirohito’s announcement that Japan would surrender, plus a German newsreel of reactions in America (narrated in German)
https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Americans-on-VJ-Day-August-14-1945

The official documents of surrender, signed Sept. 2, 1945
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/japanese_surrender_document/

THE WORLD CELEBRATES

Movietone newsreel of V-P (V-J) Day celebrations in Australia
http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/movietone-special-peace/clip2/

Britons’ memories of V-J Day
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1400385/Your-memories-of-VEVJ-Day.html

http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/mol-81-374

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/vj-day-london-celebrations-1/query/statues

Canadians on V-J Day
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/southeast-asia/gallery/vj-day

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=35ee757ae6b31410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=7cb4ba2ae8b1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

New Zealand on V-J Day
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/video/34590/vj-day

United States V-J Day celebrations:

Newsreel of President Harry S Truman announcing Japanese surrender and of celebrations that followed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XtKblztGE

Home movie shot in Honolulu after the surrender was announced
https://vimeo.com/5645171

United Press premature radio announcement of the surrender
http://www.otr.com/ra/news/false_vj_announcement.mp3

Color video of celebrations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odp7-ILp2Xc

Celebrations turn into worst riot in San Francisco’s history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twOJNHd5FjA

New York Times front page, Sept. 3, 1945, the day after the official Japanese surrender
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/section/learning/general/onthisday/big/0902_big.gif

 

 

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