• Short Summary

    Japan ready to surrender - People celebrating in London - Atomic bomb speech.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "STOP PRESS - JAPAN CRACKS!"


    Piccadilly Circus with Eros and huge crowds around. Allied flags being unfurled at Ley On's in Wardour Street. Chinese people running from Ley On's and waving. Couples dancing in street surrounded by crowds. Close up shot of Evening Standard. Headlines - "Surrender - On Terms". Girls barn dancing in Piccadilly Circus.

    Japanese Emperor Hirohito on white horse. Blazing ships in Pearl Harbour. (library shots) Map of Japan showing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Man testing armour plating. Close up shot of instrument showing blast effects. Two huge explosions at night - 12,000 lb. bombs. Close up shot of Japanese flag being lowered.

    Close up shot of the two British sailors giving their opinions. Close up shot of a housewife giving her view. Close up shot of Australian pilot giving his view. Close up shot of A.T.S. girl giving her view. Close up shot of Chinese man speaking in Chinese about the situation.

    Crowds with flags running into Downing St. Sir Charles Portal, Chief of Royal Air Force, leaving No 10 Downing Street. Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham leaving No 10. Close up shot of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke leaving No 10.

    Several shots of Sir John Anderson seated in an armchair, peaking on the Atom Bomb: "The coming of this new weapon will effect profoundly all ideas of military strategy, but we must pray that the statesmen of all nations will see here not a terrifying addition to the panoply of war, but a compelling reason for working out new safeguards for world peace and security.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:36:00 / 01:37:03:00

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