(Iconic Day - Iconic Photo)
So after days of speculation, rumor, false reports and spin, the Japanese government finally accepted the Allied Surrender terms and World War 2 hostilities came to an end and within minutes the celebrations started and went on for the better part of two days.
Here is the initial report of the surrender acceptance and a sampling of the celebrations from August 14, 1945. The announcer reading the acceptance seems stunned or just exhausted from spending days in limbo. Under the circumstances, I would probably feel the same way too.
So sixty-five years ago today, the War came to an end. The surrender document would be signed on September 2nd, the official end of the Second World War, but nobody wanted to wait that long to celebrate.