August 10, 1945

(Celebrating a few days early) Back to basic history today - August 10, 1945 was when everyone got their hopes up World War 2 was finally over. We

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(Celebrating a few days early)

Back to basic history today - August 10, 1945 was when everyone got their hopes up World War 2 was finally over.

Well, no - not for a few days. Speculation was rife that the Japanese Government had accepted the Allied ultimatum, hot on the heels of the Atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki only days earlier.

But negotiations dragged on for several more days until the final acceptance came.

Lots of anticipation and lots of breathless speculation as this newscast and commentary by H.V. Kaltenborn and Cesar Searchinger illustrates.

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