23rd July 2020

Imperial War Museums release a new showreel to mark VJ Day.

VJ Day, or Victory over Japan Day, on 15 August 1945, marked the day Japan publicly announced its surrender and the official end of the Second World War. The Allied victory was celebrated across the world in August and September 1945 and this showreel includes footage of the massed celebrations in London and Sydney on VJ Day and later Victory over Japan parades in Toronto and Hong Kong.

The iconic film archive of Imperial War Museums is available to view on our aggregated website, OneSearch. The collection covers all aspects of conflict involving Britain, its former Empire, and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. With over 23,000 hours of video content, including newsreels and documentaries, we are thrilled to be teaming up with IWM to shine a spotlight on their superb collection. 

As they have an Imagen platform we were able to easily integrate their archive with our existing collections, which combined with the Reuters collections of Gaumont and British Paramount newsreels results in an incomparable selection of footage.

They have experienced curators that will be able to help you with any archive needs, just send your name, company and contact details along with the details of your project to filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk or contact +44 (0)20 7091 3171.