WWII SOLDIERS COMING HOME - 1 Aerial shots of WWII cargo ships carrying thousands of officers back to the US after the war's end. Beautifully composed shots of soldiers on board entering New York Harbor. POV shots entering the harbor with large, "WELCOME HOME" signs. Low angle shot of thousands of officers waving from the ship's deck.
WWII SOLDIERS COMING HOME - 3 WWII war brides and babies coming to the U.S. at the end of the war. A large, WWII troopship sailing near a port. Mothers holding babies and waving. CU's of beautiful babies. A couple carries a baby carriage off the ship. People disembarking on the gangway. Couples embracing and kissing. Fathers greeting and kissing their babies as they return home.
WWII 'SEPARATION DAY' WWII soldiers at a "Separation Center" completing their duty at a ceremony. A group of uniformed soldiers listen to a commander making a speech. Officers saluting and shaking the commanders hand in front of a large, waving, American flag. The soldiers receiving their certificate of completion. The smiling officers happily waving their hats and certificates in the air. Marching soliers leaving with their certificates.
POST-WWII AMERICAN LIFE Images of post-WWII life for the war's veterans. POV shot from a moving vehicle of an enormous, mass-produced, steel housing project, which was built in the post-WWII housing boom. Men and children moving their belongings into a steel house. Men and women hanging laundry. A child tied to a rope in front of a steel house. Young college students walking on campus. Students meeting their wives and children, who are waiting for them on the grass. Couples pushing baby carts on campus. A family entering a steel trailer.
WWII FOOD RATIONING Shots of WWII food rationing in grocery stores and meat markets. CU of a store window sign explaining food rationing procedures. A store clerk shakes his head, "no" to a woman customer. Various market window signs declaring food outages, including "NO MILK", "NO EGGS" and one sign reading, "PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR BUTTER TODAY." Empty food shelves. Women purchasing food using ration stamps. CU of WWII ration stamps. A grocer counting ration stamps.
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 6 Huge crowds of military soldiers, officers and civilians ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. CU of a soldier laughing. A young, pretty woman declines liquor from a soldier. An officer pours liquor onto his head from a bottle while soldiers unabashedly dance together beside him. Sailors kissing and dancing with women. A group of sodiers and civilian women drive through the crowd, waving, with an American flag.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, No Audio
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 2 Huge crowds of military officers and civilians, in New York's Times Square, ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. People marching in a parade. People waving at the camera and holding up the newspaper declaring Japan's surrender. Thousands of people standing in the streets as sailors hang from a lightpost. Office paper showers down onto the crowd.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
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