DIGITIAL PHOTO FLEET ADMIRAL NIMITZ & GEN. DOUGLAS MacARTHUR-JAPANESES SURRENDER For Sale
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DIGITIAL PHOTO FLEET ADMIRAL NIMITZ & GEN. DOUGLAS MacARTHUR-JAPANESES SURRENDER:
WWIIFLEET ADMIRALCHESTER NIMITZ & GENERAL of the ARMY DOUGLAS MacARTHUR ONBOARD USS MISSOURI BB-63 FOR JAPAN SURRENDER. MANY DIGNITARIES ATTENDED AS THEPHOTO DETAILS.
Thesurrender of the Empire of Japan in World War II was announced by EmperorHirohito on 15 August and formally signed on 2 September 1945, bringing thewar's hostilities to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial JapaneseNavy (IJN) had become incapable of conducting major operations and an Alliedinvasion of Japan was imminent. Together with the United Kingdom and China, theUnited States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armedforces in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945—the alternative being"prompt and utter destruction". While publicly stating their intentto fight on to the bitter end, Japan's leaders (the Supreme Council for the Directionof the War, also known as the "Big Six") were privately makingentreaties to the publicly neutral Soviet Union to mediate peace on terms morefavorable to the Japanese. While maintaining a sufficient level of diplomaticengagement with the Japanese to give them the impression they might be willingto mediate, the Soviets were covertly preparing to attack Japanese forces inManchuria and Korea (in addition to South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands) infulfillment of promises they had secretly made to the United States and theUnited Kingdom at the Tehran and Yalta Conferences.
Printedon Sturdy, glossy Photo Paper. OVERALL SIZE: 8-1/2” X 11”. IMAGE ISZE: 8”X10”. LANDSCAPESTYLE.