VJ Day-Victory over Japan day

VJ02Today marks the 71st anniversary of VJ Day , the Victory over Japan. Even though Japan only formally signed the surrender on 2 September 1945, aboard the US Missouri.

Rather then writing a lengthy text this blog will contain mainly pictures. One side note on the 1st picture below. This is the memorial of the liberation of Indonesia in the Hague.Although the liberation was celebrated in the Netherlands and Indonesia, it was only 2 days later when Indonesia proclaimed it’s independence, triggering an armed conflict which lasted for nearly 4 years.

Denhaag_Indisch_monument

 

The Media

The Victory Kiss

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Celebrations around the globe

Hirohito and MacArthur

 

 

 

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