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Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will Seen

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. - (AP) - President Truman tonight proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 2, as V-J Day - for Japan of "retribution," for America and the world a day of the "victory of liberty over tyranny."

Mr. Truman spoke over a globe-girdling radio hook up that linked the White House with Tokyo where aboard the great battleship Missouri just off the enemy capital, Japan abjectly signed the terms of her surrender...

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September 2, 1945

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