STK-ID 54846

Black and white newsreel with sound recounting V-J Day across America. Various shots of cheering crowds in the streets of Washington and Chicago. CU of girl in Chicago holding a newspaper that reads, "Victory! Japan Surrenders." Various shots of naval officers in the crowd, dancing and kissing girls. WS of papers raining down on crowds in San Francisco. Various shots of crowd and firecrackers exploding in San Francisco`s Chinatown. Various shots of crowds in Seattle including sailors kissing girls. HAS of huge crowd in Times Square, papers raining down on them. CUs of children playing in the streamers and people holding newspapers that read, "Japs Accept Terms." MCU of American flag flying during the celebration. HASs of Times Square crowd as the party continues all through the night.


Excerpt from
The Man Who Might Have Been: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman
Chicago, New York (city), Seattle, San Francisco
National Film Board
Available formats
Shooting format
Betacam SP
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720 x 486