Japanese Surrender in HD Color 1945

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The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. While publicly stating their intent to fight on to the bitter end, Japan's leaders, (the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War, also known as the "Big Six"), were privately making entreaties to the neutral Soviet Union to mediate peace on terms more favorable to the Japanese. Meanwhile, the Soviets were preparing to attack Japanese forces in Manchuria and Korea in fulfillment of promises they had secretly made to the United States and the United Kingdom at the Tehran and Yalta Conferences. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Late in the evening of August 8, 1945, in accordance with the Yalta agreements, but in violation of the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, and soon after midnight on August 9, 1945, the Soviet Union invaded the Imperial Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. Later that same day, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb, this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The combined shock of these events caused Emperor Hirohito to intervene and order the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. After several more days of behind-the-scenes negotiations and a failed coup d'état, Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address across the Empire on August 15. In the radio address, called the Gyokuon-hōsō ("Jewel Voice Broadcast"), he announced the surrender of Japan to the Allies. On August 28, the occupation of Japan by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers began. The surrender ceremony was held on September 2, aboard the United States Navy battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, thereby ending the hostilities. Allied civilians and military personnel alike celebrated V-J Day, the end of the war; however, some isolated soldiers and personnel from Imperial Japan's far-flung forces throughout Asia and the Pacific islands refused to surrender for months and years afterwards, some even refusing into the 1970s. The role of the atomic bombings in Japan's surrender, and the ethics of the two attacks, is still debated. The state of war between Japan and the Allies formally ended when the Treaty of San Francisco came into force on April 28, 1952. Four more years passed before Japan and the Soviet Union signed the Soviet–Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956, which formally brought an end to their state of war.

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Nugraha Palin : Nice video. It will be better if you could replace the strange background music with a narration or something else though. thanks.

Blias Treb : Please just make sure this is seen by future generations. This will one day soon be historically as distant for our great- great grand children as the The War for Liberation from England is to us now. Plan Huge celebrations in 2045, and of course in 2076 please!

13ヶ月前 : 「no more war!」

shellsbignumber2 : Its strange how civil everything is, after 6 years of the greatest struggle in the history of mankind, the whole thing comes to an end with some signatures on a piece of paper.

elaiza paterno : its intro song was very creepy, just like in a sinister movie

Gerd Von Rundstedt : 10:35 that canadian general is very easy to see with his green uniform and red and green hat...

pegrathwol : Fascinating video.  I felt like I was peering through a porthole, looking directly into the past.  Well done.

尾﨑元恒 : もっと早く降伏しとけ!

Demef : Very dry video, but fascinating nonetheless, capturing one of the most important events of the 20th century. Thank you for posting it.

MacDisel1 : When you mess with the bull, you get the horns ! No apologies necessary! When you knock the hornets nest out of the tree, there's a real good chance your going to get stung.

sarah farrar : Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific Warby John D. Lukas

Thomas Jefferson : Gen MacArthur had 2 allied captured Generals stand behind him while the Japanese came to the table. Damn that is badass. Just a last FU to Japan.

BATTLE OF WARSHIPS : What made USA and Europe different. All were same. The western countries made Germany and Japan look bad. It was these madness that let to independence of USA UK and other European colonies.

Cave Creeker : My Great Uncle Brigadier General Frayne Baker was aboard and present at the signing.

CantFeelMe : A solemn moment in the winding rivers of history never before has this world witnessed such annihilation at the finger tips of men.

Sunny Wakefield : YOU WILL STOP THE COVE !!!!!

triniti korneli : The legend say the introduction still continuing.

PagnDad2 : Remarkable video which shows much more than the usual newsreel footage one sees. Thanks a lot for posting this !

Carlos Juan : VJ day is upon us again! Thank you USA!

Yugan Dali : The Japanese rule of Taiwan was marked with typical Japanese cruelty. After they signed the surrender on September 2, there was a lag, until October 25 when the ROC took over. During this time, the Japanese did everything they could to loot Taiwan and ruin the economy. (If you want an example of Japanese cruelty, in 1920 they burned alive an entire village, Tbabaw, of Tayal aborigines, because they would not submit. After the surrender, they flooded the market with cheap currency, intentionally causing hyperinflation.)

Claeon : It's OK they still have Godzilla and the rest of the monsters.

Commander Doom : Philippine army never surrenders more Bataan survivors alive like Fidel Ramos and Ferdinand marcos

philip dizon : We would be glad all humanity in world during that time when the japenese army forces including highest ranking was raise down their flag and surrender to US army as it witness by the world as the name of peace and end of war

Mario Celis : They should have made them sign in pearl harbor

Keenan Grutter : Cool video. My great uncle was on that boat that day. Before he pass he told our family about his service. He only talked about it once and never again. He was a signal man. He saw iwugenma 1st hand and watch them sign the treaty. After the signing that day the Japanese gave all the guys Japanese rifles. My great uncle had 2 of them, both of which he passed down to family. Both went to family in the service.

DetTigerFan : Thanks for posting this historic moment in history!

Hon. Narcish McTattletale : That’s really cool. I’ve only seen the old propaganda versions from the ‘40s. I love the music and exclusion of narration. It gives it a ominous feel. Two mysterious, sworn enemies meeting face to face amidst the dissipating gun smoke. Reminds me of the scene from apocalypse now when Willard encounters the French.

Qgdg Afey : I lost once and gave up the worst feeling ever!!!!!

Baskerville22 : Leif Erickson, in the Navy as a cameraman, later to become an actor (High Chaparral), lent his camera to Comm. Kosco to film the surrender.

nappy dappy : Dear Japan, All your base are belong to us! Regards The Allies

kang xu : Thanks for uploading! What a precious piece of record for history.

Jeff Pehl : during the ceremony, all the other ships were at general quarters with all anti-aircraft guns manned because we still did not trust the japanese. that is why it took place abourd a heavily armed battlewagon and not ashore.

Steven Weiler : My grandmother's brother Ken wrote the original copy for this and my grandfather has the copy of it framed with the signatures

contrerados : God keep us from seeing what will come to you!

Vip 22 cool evee ready : India is da 2nd MOTHER land to Japanese.... one day we will be da no 1 again

Xander Rances : i cud only imagine the relief evr1 felt in there that the war is finally over

PedroMB : Didn't invade Soviet Union, instead bombing pearl harbour. At the end, got invaded by Soviet Union. Noobs. Japan is a dying country, a dysfunctional society, and they deserve it all.

Corey Stinson : I need to know the name of the song playing. It's beautiful

John Collins : Japan became an economic powerhouse..I love my Toyota, Sony TV, my honda

Proud Repbluican : 🇺🇲

mitzvos Golem : missed the part where Japan promised to make good camera and motorcycle s cars for America so China could now copy it and sell it to us. Only Chinese take out food is made in America now. No war crime trials?? Rape of Nanking alone was enough. Today they sweat over North Korea playing with Rockets and Communist China... Imagine if Communist party took over Japan as it did to China and North Korea... Let's pray for peace. Shalom

ElNinja戸村 : Love your anime's japan but a like the american version "little boy"

Charles Mascari : They should have surrendered sooner. It would have saved everybody a lot of grief.

Sherlock Holmes : I love the japanese uniforms

Bang Bokir : Though that WW2 is badass war in the world has ever been but i think japanese is thousand step forward than the other race of asian ...how come when my grand grand grandpa going to field taking his hoe on his hand when the japanese set wars against american that amazing myself as asian 3 word japanese said when they come to dutch east indie 1 nippon light of asia 2 nippon brother of asia 3 nippon defender of asia

washington luis de figueiredo alves : Hiloito war climinal neeee!

Mark Sitter : When you disturb a sleeping Elephant, don’t be surprised if he wakes up and tramples everything.

Payam : The man in the high castle brought me here.

سليم سليم : This is the end of tyrants in every time and place