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Timeline Event:


Aug 10, 1945

The Japanese sue for peace after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and U.S. President Truman declares that August 14th will be V-J (Victory over Japan) Day. To date, nearly 55 million people have died in the Second World War, including 25 million in the Soviet Union, nearly 8 million in China, and more than 6 million in Poland.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

Source:  World War II History


Date Added: 2010-07-31



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