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Douglas MacArthur observing the arrival of the Japanese delegation, Manila City Hall, Philippine Islands, 20 Aug 1945Members of the Australian Mission Group at the Japanese surrender talks, Japan, 20 Aug 1945; left to right: Cdre John Collins, Lt Gen Frank Berryman, Capt Roy Dowling, Air Cdre Raymond Brownell
Douglas MacArthur observing the arrival of the Japanese delegation, Manila City Hall, Philippine Islands, 20 Aug 1945Members of the Australian Mission Group at the Japanese surrender talks, Japan, 20 Aug 1945; left to right: Cdre John Collins, Lt Gen Frank Berryman, Capt Roy Dowling, Air Cdre Raymond Brownell
Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2
Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2
USS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflageUSS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflage
USS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflageUSS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflage
USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony
USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony


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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937