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Intermission: VJ Day In Hawaii in Kodachrome Color

I keep trying to focus on dissecting the new National Security Strategy published by the White House last Thursday. I keep failing.

After watching this, perhaps you will forgive this particular moment of failure. The video below was shot on Hawaii on VJ Day, 1945. It is, simply stated, breathtaking.

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.

Mr. Sullivan writes:

65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com

Yes, please do go discover some Hawaii. And thank Mr. Sullivan for sharing his father's beautiful footage.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Richard Sullivan. I could watch that all night long and see 100 new wonderful details every time.

And many thanks also to my friend Jim Robbins at the Washington Times for showing it to me in the first place.

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