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    American troops occupy Tokyo.

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    American title reads 'Tokyo - the end of the road - Films the world waited to see - rushed to America from Tokyo by fast Army and Navy planes'.

    Long shot, plane landing. MS. General Douglas MacArthur emerges from plane in Tokyo. MS. He is greeted by General Eichelberger. CU. General MacArthur.

    Aerial view of airfield on Okinowa packed with American transport planes ready for occupation of Japan. Troops in large numbers arriving to airfield. Men getting on the planes, planes taking off. Several shots of aircraft in flight. Close up shot of a map showing destination of the troops, a place called Atsugi, short distance from Tokyo. Japanese soldiers with their kit moving along airfield where American planes are landing. American soldiers getting out of planes. American flag being hoisted on top of airport building. Japanese officers talking terms of surrender with General MacArthur's staff.

    Several shots of American troops getting on lorry just after shaking hands with former Japanese POW's whom they have liberated. Various shots of the battleships and planes heading for Tokyo. Bow shot of the American battleship Missouri. CU. Admiral Halsey aboard Missouri. Various shots of the men onboard ship. More shots of the fleet advancing towards Tokyo, rough weather. Bow of destroyer cutting through the heavy sea. Refuelling ship in rough sea from tanker.

    Maps of Tokyo bay showing disposition of American fleet. Japanese tug comes alongside to cruiser San Diego. Japanese officers board San Diego. Discussions between Japanese and allied officers aboard San Diego on surrender. Japanese have brought the secret maps of the heavily mined waters of Tokyo bay.

    Midget Japanese submarines and some ships tied up in Tokyo bay after surrender. Admiral Chester Nimiz arriving onboard Missouri and shakes hands with Admiral Halsey. Various shots of the American landing crafts filled with troops approaching Yokosuka after surrender. Planes flying overhead. Crafts land on the beach and the troops run out. American flag flies over Yokosuka. Japanese admiral surrendering to American troops, cameraman filming the event. More officers surrendering to Americans.

    Japanese battleship Nagato blackened by fire in Tokyo bay. Several shots of the destruction on battleship. Several shots of Japanese sailors after surrender. Americans take down Japanese flag and hoist American flag on Nagato. Several shots of battleships at sea. General Douglas MacArthur with his troops. Close up shot of General MacArthur.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:51:00 / 01:40:44:00
    UN 1306 A

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