Skip to comments.JAPANESE PREMIER TO SIGN SURRENDER TONIGHT; STASSEN HORRIFIED BY PRISON CAMP OUTRAGES (9/1/45)
Posted on 09/01/2015 4:42:47 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945
#1 - On the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer, with the Pied Pipers
#2 - Till the End of Time - Perry Como
#3 - Chopins Polonaise - Carmen Cavallaro
#4 - Gotta Be This Or That - Benny Goodman
#5 If I Loved You Perry Como
#6 On the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Bing Crosby
#7 Tampico Stan Kenton, with June Christy
#8 On the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Tommy Dorsey, with the Sentimentalists
#9 Sentimental Journey Les Brown, with Doris Day
#10 I Wish I Knew Dick Haymes
September 1st, 1945 (SATURDAY)
FINLAND: The United States re-establishes diplomatic relations with Helsinki with the establishment of the American Legation and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.
HONG KONG: The Japanese commander is informed that he is to remove all his troops from Hong Kong island to Kowloon by 1600 hours. 4,000 Japanese are confined to the former British camp at Shamshuipo and in total 18,000 Japanese troops are disarmed and evacuated to the mainland without any trouble.
Rear Admiral Harcourt proclaims the establishment of a Military Government and becomes the Head of the Military Administration as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Colony. (Mike Yared)(208)
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC: The Soviets occupy Kunashiri and Shikotan Islands completing their occupation of the Kurile Islands.
JAPAN: Two civilian internment camps are located in the Tokyo area and the captives are freed and transferred to the hospital ship USS Benevolence (AH-13).
USS Benevolence (AH-13) evacuates civilian internees from 2 internment camps near Tokyo.
CANADA: HMS Una arrived Halifax for ASW training.
Submarine HMS United arrived Bermuda for ASW training.
U.S.A.: The motion picture “Isle of the Dead” is released. This horror movie, directed by Mark Robson, stars Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew and Jason Robards, Sr. The plot has a group of people quarantined on a Greek Island in 1912 and an old peasant woman believes that a young girl is a vampiric kind of demon.
In baseball, Philadelphia Phillies’ centre fielder Vince DiMaggio ties a major league record by hitting his fourth grand slam home run of the season. Traded to the Phillies by the Pittsburgh Pirates on 31 March 1945, DiMaggio finishes the season with a .257 batting average and 19 home runs for the last place Phillies.
Tomorrow is last day?
Sure is nice seeing newspapers that have no mention of obama
Thank you, Homer, for the Herculean labor you’ve done for us all!
Until the next revision...
I’m really going to miss your daily posts on WWII.
This has been terrific and I’ve learned a lot.
These posts have led me to read old books I’ve had on the War and to order new ones to read on my Kindle.
Thank you very much.
Great job. I have read many books on WW2, I am 62 and the library was a treasure trove of info in the early 60’s.
The opportunity to see what was being reported at the time was a revelation to me. I am very appreciative of the information you have provided.
“In baseball, Philadelphia Phillies centre fielder Vince DiMaggio ties a major league record by hitting his fourth grand slam home run of the season. Traded to the Phillies by the Pittsburgh Pirates on 31 March 1945, DiMaggio finishes the season with a .257 batting average and 19 home runs for the last place Phillies.”
They are still in last place.
Tomorrow, Sept 2nd, is the 76th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland.
Wanna go another round?
If you value your life, don't let my wife find out you made that suggestion. And she's watching very closely.
I think I stumbled across this project sometime around Munich or just after. I can’t believe it’s been six years since Poland.
The Phillies have historically been one of the NL’s less successful teams. Like the Cubs; last year at Wrigley Field an elderly man did the ceremonial delivery of the ball to home plate in celebration of his 100th birthday. It was pretty cool until I realized the last time the Cubs won the world series was six years before he was born.