Description:12 09 52 00 Archives. May, 1945. Washington, the Capitol is illuminated, streets are swarming with people, neon signs. Close-up facade of Loew's cinema with film " See my Lawyer ". Population in streets to celebrate the end of the war. Enjoyment, liberation. The end of the WWII, the historic day, Germany abdicates. Sailors shout, laugh. 3 months later, in front of the White House crowd hurries up, Japan also abdicated. Close-up on Truman which announces officially the end of the war. Speech.