Thingish Things

65 Years Ago Sunday

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Aug• 16•11


A friend just sent over this video shot in Honolulu, HI on August 14, 1945, forever known in this country as VJ Day, or Victory Over Japan Day.  It was discovered recently by the daughter of the soldier who filmed it.  It is vibrant color footage, which is rare for the era, and it includes street sounds, another rarity.  Someone laid a soundtrack over it, which I don’t think it needs. The video really captures the joy and relief of the moment.  An amazing find — a candid record of a great day in our nation’s history. 

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