Sunday, 24 August 2014

Final Ultimatum To-day (1945)

Daily Mail dated Thursday August 9th 1945
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On August 6th 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 8th 1945 the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Later that same day, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb, this time on the city of Nagasaki. Emperor Hirohito intervened and ordered  Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms for ending the war that the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration. 
On August 15th Emperor Hirohito made a radio broadcast across the Empire to announce the surrender of Japan to the Allies.
On August 28th the occupation of Japan by the Allied Powers began and the surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri on September 2nd 1945

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