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United News: Release 171A (1945) Allied Forces Land in Japan [electronic resource]

United Newsreel Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: Admiral Halsey's gigantic 3rd Fleet; shots of the U.S.S. Missouri; on Okinawa, U.S. fighter planes are staged for landing on Japan's main island; Japanese local commanders surrender; Japanese police are put under Allied control; Admiral Nimitz visits and congratulates Admiral Halsey; Task Force 31; the fate of one of Japan's last major battleships; U.S. takeover of military base on Japanese mainland; General MacArthur lands and is greeted by subordinates; freed U.S. POWs greet fellow American troops.
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9 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 16, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Allied Forces Land in Japan
  • Allied Forces Land in Japan (2:52)
  • Nimitz Congratulates Halsey (1:30)
  • Nagato Ship Captured (1:44)
  • American POWs Are Freed (2:22)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1945.
Publisher no.
41609 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (9 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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