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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes and has several creases. 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 is a group celebrating V-J Day on a military truck in front of a building. The group is standing in the bed of the truck, smiling and waving. Several of the men are in military uniforms. Flags fly from flagpoles on the building behind the truck. A car is in the background. Photograph dated August 15, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00106110 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 10985 CARL0005351290 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32219
World War, 1939-1945 V-J Day, 1945 Celebrations--California--Los Angeles Vehicles, Military--United States Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Flags Flagpoles--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs