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VJ day parade in Honolulu 1945
1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1930
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-09-02 12:31 pm   Permalink

My dad sent this to me and I thought I would share with everyone.As many of us know
Polynesian and tiki themed bars and restaurants started in the states after the
war ended as a form of escapism .My Dad served in the navy and was stationed in Hawaii,
Philippines and Japan .This was sent to my father by a friend of his .

JUST THINK HOW THIS YOUNG LADY FELT WHEN SHE DISCOVERED THE VIDEO HER FATHER SHOT
This footage was found in daughters fathers camera ,and had been there since 1945
Great home movie put on a video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945.
Take a look at this absolutely awesome video! Notice the cars and jeeps, the youth.
The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest
are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did. They must be in their
nineties now.This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy
Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too).
This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL.Check out
the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome
film. The sound track except for Jimmy Durante also sounds authentic. That is in
itself unusual for a home movie from 1945. Few could afford sound with their cameras.

http://vimeo.com/5645171

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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2011-09-02 12:46 pm   Permalink

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 466
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2011-09-02 1:30 pm   Permalink

Wow...thank you so much for sharing that. That was emotional watching that, and the view of Waikiki in 1945..great!
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-09-02 2:28 pm   Permalink

What a treasure! Great color, great cars. Guys standing on the roof of pickups while driving! Loved "the wave" thing the guy did will his belly after drinking from the bottle
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-09-02 6:57 pm   Permalink

Goosebumps, man! Thanks for the link.

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Joined: Jun 25, 2008
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From: West Leroy, Pennsylvania
Posted: 2011-09-02 7:04 pm   Permalink

My Dad was in the Army stationed in Oahu during World War II. He passed away three years ago, but I think of him very often. I have a number of pictures from his time there.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
~kele


 
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Hanalei Tiki
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Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 57
From: Edmonton, AB
Posted: 2011-09-03 8:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting this short video. Echo BigKahuna, goosebumps. Love Hawaii, but don't go to Waikiki anymore, wish it still had the charm as shown in the video, small town feel!
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-09-06 09:30 am   Permalink

I see the vid has evoked emotion 66 years later for you as it did for me .
Glad you enjoyed a little piece of history .


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2011-09-06 3:37 pm   Permalink

Very nice film! Quite a moment in history. One thing to note though is that the sound effects were added. The original film was silent, as noted by the poster in the comments section. But that doesn't detract from its historical significance or entertainment value. Bringing history to life is always a good thing.

 
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umeone
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 155
Posted: 2011-09-07 05:22 am   Permalink

Thank you for sharing this film clip, a glimpse into our history of the best part of the war. Very well done and very emotional, priceless!

 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2011-09-07 05:44 am   Permalink

Amazing!!

Thanks you for sharing this wonderful tribute to all our men and women in uniform.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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Deke Kahala
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Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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From: Anaheim, California
Posted: 2011-09-07 11:14 am   Permalink

What a great home movie!

 
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Tiki Slob
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Joined: Mar 17, 2011
Posts: 96
From: Tiki Torrance, CA
Posted: 2011-09-08 3:36 pm   Permalink

THAT was just awesome. I was very moved by that. A great glimpse into the past.

and...I want every one of those cars!

Mahalo nui loa,
TS
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 283
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2011-09-08 7:35 pm   Permalink

There's more delicious taste of old Hawaii in the film than there is left in most Hawaii these day's. I often refer to youtube for reflection on the good ol' days of Hawaii nei, it was once a more special than most can ever imagine.

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-09-18 2:08 pm   Permalink

Agreed and well stated msteeln.You should know since you live in Hawaii today !

 
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