Amazing amateur video taken 67 years ago in Hawaii . Where were you on August 14th 1945??? Unfortunately, most Americans living today will never be able to truly relate to the joy, jubilation, sense of relief and victory after a very long war and the loss of 418,000 military personnel. Over 60 million people worldwide were killed during the second world war----the greatest number of deaths every recorded in any war. Americans fought many wars over the past 200 years to preserve our freedoms, values, and way of life.
JUST THINK HOW THIS YOUNG LADY FELT WHEN SHE DISCOVERED THE FILM HER FATHER SHOT.
Great film of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did. This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too.) This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL. Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.