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  • VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago

    08/12/2015 1:20:54 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies ^ | 10 August 2014 | smithsk
    VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago 70 years ago ... August 14, 1945 was the dawn, ending those dark days from 1939 - 1945 which were marked by a horrific world war. World War II left no continent untouched and a devastating body count. With causalities approaching 70 million, it may have been the worst war in recorded human history, such seen in this interactive video: The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo But as the Psalmist wrote: "... weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 (KJV) Finally the night of...
  • Physicist discovers fascinating detail about iconic WWII photo ["The Kiss" NY's Times Sq]

    07/10/2015 12:50:42 PM PDT · by ETL · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The party started early on VJ Day. Though the official announcement that World War II ended wasn't made until closer to 7pm on Aug. 14, 1945, a scientific assessment of the famous photo of the couple kissing in celebration, called "VJ Day in Times Square" and widely known as "The Kiss," reveals the duo actually locked lips before thenat 5:51pm Eastern, to be precise. So reports a team of scientists that includes a physicist and astronomer in the August issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. While they can't say with certainty who the couple is, they've used clues in the...
  • kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945

    08/11/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 10 replies ^ | August 9, 2010 | smithsk
    Photo: Above is the lesser known photo taken by Lt. Victor Jorgensen of a sailor kissing a passing nurse on VJ Day in Times Square. The most famous and iconic picture of this same subject - VJ Day in Times Square - taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in LIFE in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. August 14, 1945 in New York City was a magical moment - a confluence of history, a place, and everyday people....
  • Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

    03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members. The Navy veteran was 86. McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer, McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldnt block her face, and...
  • Sailor in Iconic WWII Kissing Photo Dies at 86

    03/15/2014 5:27:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    Glenn McDuffie was 18 years old the day World War II ended. Having just exited a New York subway station at Times Square, McDuffie, a sailor, heard the news, grabbed a nurse and kissed her. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the the moment, which became synonymous with V-J dayAugust 14, 1945. McDuffie died March 9 in Dallas. He was 86 years old, according to the Associated Press.
  • The true story behind the iconic V-J Day sailor and 'nurse' smooch

    06/17/2012 7:27:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2012 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    As first dates go, Rita Petry thought this one was pretty great: a beautiful summer afternoon in the city, a matinee at Radio City Music Hall, drinks after, followed by a passionate, soon-to-be-iconic kiss. Well, maybe not the kiss: Her handsome young suitor, it turns out, planted that on another woman. Such is the incredible story behind one of the most romantic and enduring photos of the 20th century and one of our most compelling mysteries. Since Aug. 14, 1945, the identities of the smooching sailor and the nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedts Times Square V-J Day photograph have never...
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    05/26/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 32 replies ^ | 05/20/10 | Richard Sullivan
    How it was 1945, on VJ Day. Kodachrome 16mm film. Honolulu.
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    09/27/2011 3:07:52 AM PDT · by freejohn · 38 replies
    65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit ( to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    08/14/2011 4:59:01 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 18 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 8/14/2009 | Richard Sullivan
    65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right?
  • Home video of VJ Day, August 16, 1945, in Honolulu, HI

    05/27/2011 12:35:48 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 31 replies
    Vimeo ^ | August 14, 1945 | Home Video of Richard Sullivan's dad
    Richard Sullivan: 65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender.
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 (Magnificent short video)

    04/25/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Vimeo ^ | July 17, 2009 | Richard Sullivan
    VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit ( to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at
  • Japan surrendered 65 years ago today. Here are 10 Japanese war films about why they lost (w/video)

    09/02/2010 2:25:45 PM PDT · by Saint X · 27 replies · 1+ views
    United States Naval Institute ^ | September 2, 2010 | United States Naval Institute
    Any Japanese film concerning WWII is going to be closely scrutinized by Japanese and international audiences alike. Most Japanese films produced in the first few decades following the war focus on human tragedy while keeping away from anything that could be construed as glorifying combat or defending Japans military adventurism. To avoid possible offense, American and Allied Forces in Japanese productions have usually been faceless, instead being represented by their machines of war (as opposed to contemporary Hollywood productions that often include rather negative stereotypes of Japanese soldiers). Americans and the Allied Forces are also rarely even named, usually referred...
  • Japan Surrenders - This day in History, September 2, 1945

    09/02/2010 8:46:42 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies ^ | September 2, 1945 | Staff
    Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II. By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated. At the end of June, the Americans captured Okinawa, a Japanese island from which the Allies could launch an invasion of the main Japanese home islands. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was put in charge of the invasion, which was...
  • VJ day News Article

    08/14/2010 9:06:50 PM PDT · by cucamongacrazy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Aug 14, 2010 | self
    Today is August 14th. In honor of VJ day, I have composed an article (satire) from 1947, published by the Japan News Agency (English version) a few years after the end of the war. --------------- August 14th, 1947 Proposed New Super-Church for Hiroshima Japan News Agency Staff Reporter Li Wei Today on the anniversary of the American cessation of hostilities with Japan, it has been announced that one of the largest Christian denominations, The Presbyterian Church USA, is building a 500 billion yen (30 million US$) church complex just two blocks from the impact point of the nuclear bomb that...
  • The World Was Happy

    08/14/2010 3:01:07 PM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Iowahawk ^ | 8-14-2010 | Iowahawk
    Happy VJ Day and special thanks to all veterans of the Pacific Theater. From Richard Sullivan some amazing film shot by his father in Honolulu, August 14, 1945.
  • A kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945

    08/09/2010 12:46:14 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 17 replies ^ | August 9. 2010 | S. K. Smith
    .... August 14, 1945 in New York City was a magical moment - a confluence of history, a place, and everyday people. Soldiers were returning home from an intense four years of fighting when President Truman announced Victory in Japan (VJ Day) - the end of the American involvement in World War II. In Times Square, the sailors paraded in joy for they had won! On the street, civilians came out to the streets from their shops, the hospitals, to savor this moment of victory. Then a sailor, caught up in the passion, kissed a surprised young nurse, who was...
  • WWII Nurse in Famous Kiss Photo Dies Aged 91

    06/23/2010 9:16:04 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/23/2010
    The white-clad nurse photographed kissing an American soldier in Times Square at the end of World War II has died at the age of 91, USA Today reported Wednesday. Edith Shain, then a nurse at Doctor's Hospital in New York City, said she was grabbed and kissed by an unknown American soldier on 14 August 1945. The picture taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt was published in Life magazine and came to symbolize America's victory over Japan. Shain died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, family members confirmed.
  • The Greatest Generation

    05/29/2010 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Taxman · 39 replies · 848+ views
    email ^ | UNK | UNK
    This is a 65 year old film that a man found in his dad's papers. It is perfectly appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy and be thankful for that generation's sacrifices on behalf of us all.
  • Arianna: Beck led 'vile and vicious smear campaign'

    Arianna Huffington, a long-time friend and one-time employer of Van Jones, thanked Fox's Glenn Beck on Monday evening for leading the charge that resulted in the environmental adviser's resignation. Confused? Well, Huffington does describe Beck's calling attention to Van Jones' past radical statements -- on televion and radio -- as a "vile and vicious smear campaign." But in the end, she claims that Jones will be more effective working outside of government. I remember going to the White House this spring for a briefing of journalists by David Axelrod. Before the meeting, Van and I met for a quick coffee...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Monday September 7, 2009

    09/07/2009 1:24:30 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 97 replies · 3,319+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    WAKE UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION! All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread!
  • Van Jones was Just the Start: Now we Need a "Yekaterinburg" of ALL the Czars (Britain)

    09/07/2009 7:56:12 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 60 replies · 1,820+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2009 | James Delingpole
    Hmm. I wonder which of the many glorious aspects of Mother Gaia it was that first attracted President Obamas Green Jobs Czar Van Jones to the environmental movement. Was it, perhaps, his love of fluffy bunnies - especially those ones with the long floppy ears and the sweet pink noses? Was it the sight of the mighty redwoods in Northern California or the sea otters frolicking amid the kelp off Big Sur or the manatees basking so cutely amid the shimmering propellors of the Everglades?
  • Hugo Chavez State Media (TeleSUR) Take On VAN JONES Takedown (Partial Translation)

    09/07/2009 12:21:44 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1,082+ views
    TeleSUR Pro-Chavez TV in Venezuela (Translation) ^ | 7 September 2009 | TeleSUR, Caracas, Venezuela
    TeleSUR, Venezuela From 15 hours ago. (Van) Jones, special advisor for Green Jobs and Environment Innovation of the White House, submitted his resignation early Sunday, as the product of a great scandal generated when ventilating himself in support of an organization that offered that ex-President George Bush was complicit in the attacks on September 11th. This is an adviser of the current president of the United States, Barack Obama, and that worked in the Council of Environmental Quality office, had to apologize already in public, after the existence was known a recording in which he made offensive signallings against...
  • Fox News: How Van Jones Happened and how Green jobs are not economic jobs but political jobs

    09/06/2009 7:36:29 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 12 replies · 1,732+ views
    FOXNews ^ | September 06, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    Now that Jones has resigned, we need to follow through with two critical policy victories. First, stop cap-and-trade, which could send these groups trillions, and second repeal the unspent portion of the stimulus bill, which stands to give them billions. The Jones affair could be an important turning point in the Obama administration if we use it as a window to understand the structure of the left and to stop the huge power-grab now taking place in the name of green jobs. It started July 9, when "FOX & Friends" asked me if I'd come on the show the morning...
  • Is Van Jones a quitter?

    09/06/2009 8:06:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 589+ views
    I'm just curious. Because it wasn't all that long ago that we repeatedly heard again and again and again from biased liberal journalists that Sarah was a quitter. Dude, where's my objectivity?
  • "Green Czar Resigns; Obama Administration Smacked in the Face" (Japan breaking news, my translation)

    09/06/2009 7:52:12 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,942+ views
    Asahi Shimbun (original in Japanese) ^ | 7 September 2009 | Toshihiko Katsuta
    Original in Japanese: グリーン雇用」提唱者、米特別顧問辞任 政権に打撃My translated synopsis: Reporter Mr. Katsuta from Washington reports for Asahi Shimbun news that the one person who asserted "Green Jobs" for the Obama Administration, Mr. Van Jones, has resigned. He was in charge as a special advisor to the President for Environmental Quality....right in the middle of President Obama's declining popularity as being hit on his health care reform policies, comes this resignation. As for the Obama Administration, this development has all the trappings of being a new smack in the face. ....Jones had signed on to a petition questioning the culpability of previous President Bush...
  • Van Jones Resigns from Obama Administration over September 11 Comment (U.K. Article)

    09/06/2009 5:51:26 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 1,178+ views
    Times of London ^ | 7 September 2009 | Giles Whittell
    The Obama Administration lost one of its most outspoken members at the weekend when Van Jones, the Presidents green jobs czar
  • Jones Resigns Over What?

    09/06/2009 7:02:44 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 107 replies · 3,366+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 6, 2009 - 02:44 | Joshua Sharf
    Powerline nicely summarizes the problems with (now former) Obama Administration official Van Jones: Who do they have in the White House? A self-proclaimed Communist. A vulgar Marxist twice over. A supporter of cold-blooded cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. A 9/11 Truther . A racist hater, whose hatred extends to the United States. And insofar as his current job is concerned, we have a man who sees the green jobs con as a tool for overthrowing capitalism. We have, in short, the complete left-wing nightmare package.
  • NYT on Pg. A17 Calls Jones Resignation a "Victory for Republicans" and Obama "Conservative Critics"

    09/06/2009 5:51:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 49 replies · 1,668+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The New York Times has posted an article on the Van Jones resignation, calling it a "victory for Republicans and the Obama Administration's conservative critics." Actually it is a victory for America. The article appears on page A17 of the New York edition this morning. Here is part of what the Times said: In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administrations conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White Houses environmental jobs czar on Saturday. Controversy over Mr. Joness past comments and affiliations has slowly escalated over several weeks, erupting on Friday with calls for his resignation. Appointed as...
  • VIDEO: Howard Dean: Van Jones' Resignation A "Loss For The Country"

    09/06/2009 6:35:40 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 47 replies · 1,636+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 6, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Howard Dean said Van Jones was "brought down" and calls his resignation a "loss for the country." Dean said Van Jones didn't intentionally sign a petition blaming the government for 9/11.
  • Van Jones Resigns. Glenn Beck, Free Republic, Fox News Embarrass Media

    09/06/2009 6:03:14 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 167 replies · 6,719+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Sept. 6-2009 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Once Glenn Beck brought Van Jones to light, the Internet started looking into him. FOX news was the only major media even reporting on Jones. Free Republic and their learned participants added fuel to the fire of knowledge.
  • Jones blames 'smears' for ouster (Convicted by his own mouth!)

    09/06/2009 5:08:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies · 1,591+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/6/2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    On a slow news day, late at night, on a holiday week end when most citizens aren't paying attention to the news, the White House released a statement that Van Jones resigned. And although Jones did earlier issue an apology for previously describing Republicans in crude terms and other questionable behavior and associations, Jones, a true member of the Obama administration, blamed the evil other, those opposed to the reforms of President Barack Obama (D), for forcing his resignation. You see, it really wasn't his fault. "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of...
  • Obama's green jobs czar Van Jones quits under fire (LA Times ...Van Jones, the onetime Marxist

    09/05/2009 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies · 2,168+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2009 | 10:10 pm | Andrew Malcolm
    Van Jones, the onetime Marxist whose controversial statements about Republicans and 9/11 have made him a distracting lightning rod as Barack Obama's environmental czar in recent days, resigned tonight. Now, the Sunday morning political talk shows (guest listings here) will have something really hot to talk about. On Wednesday, as The Ticket reported here, Jones was forced to apologize when a video surfaced of his February remarks in Berkeley, of all places, using a reference to a lower anatomical orifice to describe Republicans. The next day Jones again had to apologize for having his signature on a petition to then...
  • DUmmies Sobbings Their Little Hearts Out Over Loss of Racist "Truther" Van Jones (VANITY)

    09/05/2009 11:12:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 110 replies · 4,134+ views
    other places | 09/05/09 | Me
    Enjoy their sweet, sweet pain and lamentations. ... and, for those who prefer to watch KOSsacks suffer and writhe in delicious torment: here. ;)
  • Today Van Jones, Tomorrow Rangel, Pelosi, Reid

    09/05/2009 10:49:59 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 42 replies · 1,220+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-6-09 | JoinedAfterAttack
    One Socialist down, 3 more to go.

    09/05/2009 10:31:13 PM PDT · by sissyjane · 440 replies · 13,501+ views
    Glen beck is a hero!!!!!
  • Van Jones as resigned according to FNC

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.
  • Van Jones Resigns--His Resignation Letter

    09/05/2009 10:05:54 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 34 replies · 1,112+ views
    CEQ/The Lid ^ | 9/6/09 | The Lid
    Van Jones, the Cop-hating, Race-Baiting, Communist Truther, finally resigned. The Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Released his resignation letter after midnight so it would receive less attention. Of course the press hasn't been covering the story anyway. While most of the media will blame the resignation on Glen Beck, Fox News, and the Right-wing blogisphere, in the Jones was done in by his own words (and signature). He would still be in his office if he followed his own advice "I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends" This is...

    09/05/2009 9:50:39 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 91 replies · 2,302+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/5/09 | talkradio03
    Statement from Van Jones on his Resignation
  • Van Jones Scandal Threatens Obama Presidency (Accuracy In Media report)

    09/05/2009 9:28:17 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 82 replies · 2,729+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Sep. 5, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Reporting from near the home turf of embattled Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, Joe Garofoli of the San Francisco Chronicle says it's clearly a bad sign when White House flak Robert Gibbs is asked if Jones still enjoys the confidence of the President and merely replies that Jones "continues to work in this administration." But the White House has to know that, if Jones goes, the questions won't end. Who appointed him? Who looked into his background? Who knew what and when? Gibbs knows that the Jones controversy undermines confidence in the President, who bears ultimate responsibility for the appointment....
  • Obama 'Green Jobs' Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy (Now it's Obama's turn to go)

    09/05/2009 9:47:38 PM PDT · by blueglass · 42 replies · 1,656+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-6-09
    President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday. Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs," has been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. Jones issued an apology on Thursday. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones "continues to work in the administration." The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the...
  • Obama adviser Jones resigns in controversy (updated from Van Jones Resigns)

    09/05/2009 9:17:49 PM PDT · by John W · 633 replies · 21,467+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | September 6, 2009 | WILL LESTER
  • Nurse in V-J Day kiss photo reunites with Navy

    11/10/2008 8:43:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 725+ views
    msnbc ^ | 11/10/2008 | ap
    NEW YORK - A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade. Edith Shain of Los Angeles, donning a white nurse's uniform like the one she wore back in 1945, went to see the musical revival of "South Pacific" and posed for pictures, being hoisted off her feet on stage by five of the actors in their Navy whites.
  • Remembering the U.S Forces

    09/02/2008 2:03:19 AM PDT · by cavador · 822+ views
    Timelines Of History ^ | July 10, 2008 |
    Remembering the Past. 1945 Sep 1, Americans received word of Japans formal surrender that ended World War II. Because of the time difference, it was Sept. 2 in Tokyo Bay, where the ceremony took place. (AP, 9/1/97) 1945 Sep 2, The Japanese surrender delegation boarded the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay to formally sign documents of surrender, ending World War II. (WSJ, 8/31/95, p.A-10)(AP, 9/2/97)(HN, 9/2/98)
  • September 2-3, 1945, Tokyo Harbor, Signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender

    09/04/2007 5:40:39 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 40 replies · 1,320+ views
    Liestoppers ^ | 1 day later than I meant to | Self
    Did no one post a thread on Sept 2-3 re: Signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender?
  • 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

    08/15/2007 3:26:01 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 19 replies · 743+ views
    BBC ^ | August 15, 2007 | Staff
    VJ Day Japan has surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war.p There is joy and celebration around the world and 15 August has been declared Victory in Japan day. The end of war will be marked by two-day holidays in the UK, the USA and Australia. After days of rumour and speculation, US President Harry S Truman broke the good news at a press conference at the White House at 1900 yesterday.
  • Today In History August 14,1945 V-J Day Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allies 1945

    08/14/2006 6:26:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 772+ views
    Skylighters ^ | 8/14/06 | Skylighters
    V-J Day (with V-J denoting "Victory over Japan" or "Victory in Japan") is the day that the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allied forces, effectively ending World War II. The informal surrender occurred on August 14, 1945, followed by the formal surrender on September 2, 1945. V-J Day can be considered any one of three days: August 14 or 15, or September 2, but most observances occur on August 14. Sadly, V-J Day doesn't appear on most calendars today and it is either ignored or given light coverage by news media. (The news media was there, however, when...
  • ANNIVERSARY: Prayers for peace on day of remembrance (VJ day)

    08/14/2006 1:37:12 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 2 replies · 617+ views
    Peterborough Today ^ | Mon August 14 2006
    PRAYERS for peace in a troubled world were said during a special ceremony to mark the anniversary of VJ day. During an emotional service in Central Park's Garden of Peace, the assembled war veterans and members of the public were asked to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom during the Second World War. They were also asked to pray for servicemen and women currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and people caught up in the Middle East conflict. The Rev George Rogers, vicar of St John the Baptist with Emmanuel in Werrington, Peterborough, took the service....
  • V-J Day commemoration called discriminatory

    08/12/2006 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 54 replies · 2,618+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 12, 2006 | Chelsea Phua (A.P.)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Church bells rang. Whistles at fire stations and mill factories sounded. People poured into the streets, waving flags and honking car horns. It was Aug. 14, 1945 -- the day Americans learned that the Japanese had surrendered, ending the costliest conflict in human history. "It was pandemonium with happiness," remembered John Lucas, a World War II veteran and executive secretary of the Pawtucket Veterans Council. Rhode Island will mark the end of World War II on Monday. It is the last state to continue celebrating Victory Day, established by President Harry Truman in a 1946 proclamation. The...
  • T.R. Fahrenbach: One V-J observation: Suicide missions don't work

    08/21/2005 5:37:13 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 29 replies · 1,030+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 21 August 2005 | T.R. Fahrenbach
    One evening 60 years ago this past week, two friends and I got drunk. This was the day the official surrender of the Japanese Empire was broadcast. Now, crowds in London might have cheered the end of war in Europe, and maybe they were celebrating the fall of Japan on Broadway. Where we were, I do not remember anybody cheering. It had been a long war, and we were tired. I was then platoon sergeant of a roughhouse, special 72-man separate platoon. "(Sep)" in our designation meant we could operate independently. We were over strength and carried two officers. I...
  • VICTORY IN JAPAN DAY - listen to vintage radio broadcast

    08/20/2005 12:10:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 748+ views
    Victory in Japan Day VJ Day Announcements and Celebrations CLICK ON THIS LINK AND HEAR 17 MINUTES OF VINTAGE RADIOOn August 6th, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. This would be the first of only two times the bomb was ever used against another country. Earlier, the Truman administration found that the Japanese were not accepting of the Potsdam Declaration which demanded an unconditional surrender by Japan. The Japanese had asked Russia to act as intermediary for them at the Potsdam Conference. However, unbeknownst to the Japanese, the Soviet Union was about to...