Unissued / unused footage – locations and dates may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item – titles read: ‘THE FLEET COMES HOME’.
United States of America.
Various shots of ships of the United States Fleet leaving Pearl Harbour and heading out into the Pacific on their homeward voyage. Commentator talks of the Pacific War being over and victory for the United Nations.
L/S of airship in the sky with words on the side reading ‘Welcome Home US Navy’. Several shots of ships approaching Californian coast and entering San Francisco bay under Golden Gate Bridge. Crowds of people waiting at the docks cheer the ships. Sailors on board wave back.
Aerial views of US warships leaving Panama Canal. Sailors on board in white uniforms. Ships pass through Canal. Inside one of the ships we see men below decks. C/U of Vice Admiral Fredric Sherman, Commander of the unit. Ships head towards New York. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty. Aerial shots of first ships arriving back in New York from Tokyo.
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