On this day: the Surrender of Japan

(Color) Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945

2nd September 1945: This photograph, taken on board the USS Missouri, shows Japanese representatives taking part in a ceremony to formalise Japan’s surrender in the Second World War.

The document of surrender, signed on this day, ended the war.

One thought on “On this day: the Surrender of Japan

  1. Anne Clare says:

    Fascinating photo! I had to look at the date twice lol- it’s still Sept. 1 over here 🙂

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