Skip to comments.75 years ago, World War II came to an end
Posted on 09/02/2020 4:52:26 AM PDT by Java4Jay
Today, September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the day Imperial Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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A lot of crazy things happened and a lot people taking chances, thinking ‘hey, if we lose it’s the end of the world!’
Today is the official 75 year anniversary of the end of WW II.
Haven’t seen a blip of this on the news today
Like 9/11, so many have forgotten - and here we are in today's insanity :-\
Heard last night MacArthur delayed the official surrender on The USS Missouri to allow time for Allied ships to enter Tokyo Bay
Image the deserved humiliatIon of those creepy diminutive Japs as thousands of victorious USN guys looked on
A time machine I wouldve loved to have been there
Great thread.. Thanks for posting. These anniversaries aren’t observed like they should be..
Insanity as well as evil. Communism and fascism are alive and well in our country and both are using violence and fear tactics against the average citizen to advance their causes.
Yes, thanks for posting.
The only known color footage of the surrender:
Includes random shots from the USS Missouri, and all signatories.
And yesterday, was 71 years since it started.
John McCain’s grandfather, Admiral John S. McCain was there.
He was assigned to MacArthur, although Wikipedia says Halsey insisted he be at the signing.
He died days later of a heart attack back in the US.
I’m still looking for the audio of the complete ceremony.
The Japs got off easy.They should kiss our ass forever for rebuilding their country and allowing them to become an economic powerhouse. It’s really quite astounding how well they were treated post-war. And we still have to listen to peacenick eggheads complain about the atomic bombs. Crazy.
Because we didn't want it to fall under Soviet domination. That explains The Marshall Plan, as well.
One issue is there is more than one date that people consider as the “end.”
14 Aug - Date Japan’s surrender was announced American date
15 Aug - Date Japan’s surrender was announced Japanese date
2 Sep - Official documents of surrender signed
“The passage of time will never diminish the respect and gratitude of Americans for the sacrifice and valor of those who fought to safeguard liberty in World War II on the battlefield and on the Home Front.”
The basic message above is quite true. What’s left out is this bunch also survived the great depression in order to accomplish all of that.
The sad part is they gave it all away through leniency when they were in political control in the 60’s, 70’s and some later on. The give away was allowing the cultural revolution of the 60’s which bred today’s mess. The leniency allowed abortions. It allowed communism to take over academia, the MSM and Hollywood.
As a young man I knew several WWII vets with kids my age that said they wanted things better for their kids, which basically meant spoiling them and keeping them in college to avoid the draft.
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