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Remembering VJ Day

SpkSpk Senior MemberPosts: 4,739 Senior Member
edited August 2021 in Clubhouse #1
At 7 p.m. on Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced the unconditional surrender of Japan to reporters gathered at the White House.
Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom celebrate Aug. 15 as V-J Day. On that date in 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito broadcast the surrender to the Japanese people on Radio Tokyo.

In memory of all who served.

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,326 Senior Member
    Thanks to the Sailors and Marines who made that possible.

    One of my granddads was flying bombers around the Med; the other was an artillery F.O. in France.  Both of them likely had that nervous couple of months of "Am I going to be fighting the Japanese next?" before the two giant flashbulbs shut it down.  You'll never hear me bad-mouth J. Robert Oppenheimer.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,139 Senior Member
    Much Respect
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,983 Senior Member
    My late father was in the Pacific theatre (Navy).
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,000 Senior Member
    Too bad we’ve forgotten that when you vaporize 500,000 people in a couple of days the rest of the enemy population suddenly realize “We should never piss them off again, EVER!”…
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
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