Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and on August 9, 1945 on the city of Nagasaki. These actions shocked the country and prompted Emperor Hirohito to order the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. Both August 14 and 15 have been known as "V-J Day" or "Victory over Japan Day." The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Pictured are several couples sitting on a military jeep celebrating V-J Day. On the hood of the jeep a woman is saluting and her companion is waving while the other couples are kissing. Some of the men are wearing military uniforms. The car is in front of Roos Bros. clothing store at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard. Cars are seen in the background. Photograph dated August 15, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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