Formal Jap Surrender
Universal Newsreel, Vol. 18, No. 431. Release date, 09/06/1945.
According to UN advance information: "Japs Sign Surrender Papers." On the broad decks of the USS "Missouri" in Tokyo Bay, the official Japanese delegation signs the formal surrender documents. Military representatives of each of the victorious Allied powers, then affix their signatures, and hostilities are ended. Gen. MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allies, speaks to the gathering, and to the world, stating that hostilities have ceased, and that with God's help, war will be ended forever.
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