‎65 Years Ago Today

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Blind Hemingway, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ‎65 Years Ago Today: In his announcement of Japan's surrender on 14 August 1945, President Truman said that "the proclamation of V-J Day must wait upon the formal signing of the surrender terms by Japan".

    This marked the end of the bloodiest series of wars thus far in human history that had been raging since 1939 and entering into an era in which the world will be influenced by two national superpowers vs. a series of empires.
  2. Glad to see Iwaku still commemorates this.
  3. Win points to Klaus Von Stauffenburg and his compatriots. And, really, just about everyone involved who wasn't a war criminal.