WW2 Photographs Of Togo The Emperor Talking Of The Japanese Surrender
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For sale is a WW2 Original Photographs Of Togo The Emperor Talking Of The Japanese Surrender. The bottom photograph shows bomb damage of Hiroshima, the other two photographs show The Japanese Emperor Togo Talking about the surrender of Japan to his people, and with the Americans. These three are all rare photographs and guaranteed original or money back.The surrender of the Empire of Japan in World War II was announced by Emperor Hirohito on 15 August and formally signed on 2 September 1945, bringing the war's hostilities to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) had become incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945—the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". While publicly stating their intent to fight on to the bitter end, Japan's leaders (the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War, also known as the "Big Six") were privately making entreaties to the publicly neutral Soviet Union to mediate peace on terms more favorable to the Japanese. While maintaining a sufficient level of diplomatic engagement with the Japanese to give them the impression they might be willing to mediate, the Soviets were covertly preparing to attack Japanese forces in Manchuria and Korea (in addition to South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands) in fulfillment of promises they had secretly made to the United States and the United Kingdom at the Tehran and Yalta Conferences. This will be dispatched via Royal Mail Special delivery and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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