How young! Spontaneous Party and Parade in 1945. The Air Force person who sent this said a young woman discovered this film that her father made.
Wonderful color quality and excellent editing. It has a modern feel to it.
Please notice when Jimmy Durante sings "I'll be Seeing You" an officer takes a long pull from a bottle and makes his bare stomach wave visibly as if affected by the drink. That must have been a thing. I bet it was.
I don't know why I get verklempt but I do. Our country is the opposite of this now. I don't even want to type VJ day because now even that means the reverse. The description is touching, the comments are touching, the whole thing extraordinary. What a palate-cleanser.