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Title supplied by cataloger. 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. The large crowd of men and women is in the street and on the sidewalks, smiling and waving to the camera in an overhead shot. A few people are holding papers that read "Japan quits" and "Full surrender is made by Japanese." Several cars are caught in the crowd. Streetcar railroad tracks can be seen in the street. Photograph dated August 15, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00106115 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 10985 CARL0005355750 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32253
World War, 1939-1945 V-J Day, 1945 Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Crowds--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles American newspapers--California--Los Angeles Street-railroad tracks--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles Litter (Trash)--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.) Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs