Independence Day on the Imperial Plaza, Tokyo 1948

Accession Number F07499
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 43 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Military History Section, BCOF
Place made Japan: Tokyo
Date made 5 July 1948
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Independence Day was celebrated on 5 July 1948 as the 4 July was a Sunday and General MacArthur declared the Monday a holiday. At the Imperial Plaza a parade was held, General MacArthur took the salute. General Eichelberger and 34 (VX20321, VX80578) Lieutenant-General Horace Clement Hugh Robertson CBE DSO were on the saluting dais with MacArthur. American and British forces were reviewed to commemorate Independence Day. Many dignitaries were present on the official dais representing many countries.

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