I don't buy it now, just as I would not have bought it then...
Historical Footage: Japanese Surrender Signing Aboard Battleship Missouri Sunday Sept. 2, 1945.
A very important piece of history. Most people have seen still photos of the event but have not seen the newsreel of it.
A film of the actual ceremony of the Japanese signing their surrender ending the Second World War. General Douglas MacArthur was the supreme commander of the U.S. armed forces in charge of the signing ceremony.
Looks more like a Peace Treaty than a Surrender to me. Who's writing this story again? Oh yeah it's the U.S.