Formal Surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945 -- 
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On the morning of September 2nd, 1945, just two weeks after accepting the Allies terms, Japan formally surrendered to the Allied powers. The ceremonies, which took less than half an hour, were held on board the battleship USS Missouri, which was anchored with other United States' and British ships in Tokyo Bay.

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The Fort Smith Historical Society wishes to acknowledge its gratitude to the Department of the Navy - Naval Historical Center and to YouTube for allowing access to these materials.

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