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    Tokyo Bay, Japan: Title superimposed over scenes of fleet off Fujiama. Scene from deck of approaching warship - of battleship Missouri moving into position in Tokyo Bay. Side view Missouri. LV of Missouri at anchor. LV of American destroyers and military honour guard at Yosuki Naval Base. Shot Gen. MacArthur's car pulls up. SV MacArthur out of car. FV MacArthur in trench coat- walks towards camera. Side shot MacArthur boarding destroyer. Pan shot guard of honour. SCU Gen. Wainwright boarding destroyer. Angle shot of Gen. Doolittle on destroyer. LV of Missouri at anchor. Shot of Missouri from bow. CU Missouri from bow - loaded with crew and observers. Angle shot of Admiral Nimitz being piped a board salutes quarter deck - then crew - and is greeted by Admiral Halsey. Side view of MacArthur leaving destroyer and boarding Missouri where he salutes and shakes hands with Nimitz. Angle shot of ship's company watching. Angle TV of MacArthur and Nimitz walking across deck and past surrender table and two empty chairs. Angle shot of observers and crew watching. Angle shot from deck of launch carrying Jap envoys pulling up a longside. Side shot of Gen. Sutherland(?) leading Premier Shigemitsu, Gen. Umezu and Jap envoys aboard. SCU of Japanese cameraman. Angle STV of Shigemitsu walking across deck and being assigned his position by American Army officer. LTV over heads of Allied officers across surrender table on which surrender documents are laid out to Japanese surrender group facing camera at attention. Pan over of Allied officers at attention on deck.

    Side view of Japanese delegation at attention on deck. SV of Gen. MacArthur walking from midst group of Allied officers to microphone. CU of MacArthur. TV of Cameramen. CU side view of MacArthur talking. (Nat. sd). SV of MacArthur talking. (Nat. sd). CU MacArthur talking. (Nat. sd). TV Mr. Shigemitsu approaching table to sign treaty. SV Shigemitsu sits down at table and aide hands him Japanese paper. CU reading matter in English of part of treaty. SCU Japs look at watch. SV United Nations officers looking on. SCU Shigemitsu signing book. CU MacArthur looking on. SV Shigemitsu walks away as Jap Gen. Yoshijuro Umezu, Chief of Staff, approaches table. CU Gen. Umezu signing. Angle shot crew looking on. TV Photographers. CU MacArthur talking. (Nat. sd).-Wainwright and Percival come forward and salute. STV Jap mission looking on. Side view MacArthur signshands first pen to Gen. Wainwright and signs again and turns around to Gen. Percival with second pen. STBV Gen. MacArthur handing second pen to Gen. Percival. Pan shot Jap party looking on. SCU Admiral Nimitz seated table - gets pen ready. STBV Nimitz signing - Halsey whispering into MacArthur's ear. SSV Nimitz finishes signing. Angle shot cameramen. GTFV Gen. Hsu signing for China. SV Japs looking on. CU Lt. Gen. Derevyanko signing for Russia. CU MacArthur looking on. SV MacArthur talking. (Nat. sd). GV U.S.S. Missouri - mass planes flying overhead. Angle shot planes flying over guns of battleship SV planes flying - guns in f-d. Angle shot planes flying over guns of battleship. FINE GRAIN PRINT.



    CU side view MacArthur talking: "We are gathered here representatives of the major warring powers to conclude a solemn agreement whereby peace may be restored".

    SV MacArthur talking; "It is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past - a world founded upon faith and understanding - a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfilment of his most cherished wish of freedom, tolerance and justice".

    CU MacArthur talking: "I now invite the representatives of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters to sign the instrument of surrender at the places indicated."

    CU MacArthur talking: "Will Gen. Wainwright and Gen. Percival please step forward and accompany me while I sign".

    SV MacArthur talking: "Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always. These proceedings are closed".

    Airforce - Active; United States of America; Ceremonies - Military; Japan; World War II in the Far East



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