On September 2, 1945, the surrender ceremony for Imperial Japan occurred in Tokyo Bay with General Douglas MacArthur officiating.
There are several films of this event. There was the official one MacArthur’s Signal Corps camera crew recorded. There is a film from war correspondent William Courtenay and a finally a film taken by Commander George F. Kosco of the US Navy.
I have included in this post several versions of each of these films in black and white and color below.
The end of this ceremony marked the close of the most destructive war in human history whose 75th anniversary passed today.