This film was shot with a Bell & Howell 16 mm wind up camera, probably Army issue. Color negative stock was rare and pricey to buy and to process as it needed a print to be made from the in-camera negative that was shot. This was originally a silent film as there were no all in one sound cameras yet. In this beautiful print, the color has been restored, and an elaborate sound effects track with music has been added.
Up until this time everyone knew that we were preparing to storm the beaches of the Japanese mainland and that they were going to fight to the last man as they did in all the islands.
Were they all happy that the bloodiest war on the planet Earth was over? Oh yeah, you bet they were.