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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

"In August 1945, the world went into a state of shock at the sheer devastating power of nuclear weapons. Over fifty years later, that shock still eclipses the fascinating story of how the Japanese nation actually came to surrender. Many Americans believe that the surrender immediately followed the use of the atomic bomb. Worse, young Japanese seem to consider the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be isolated incidents without cause. Ignorance of the history of August 1945 may turn out to be one of the lamentable legacies of World War II.

There is no question that the Allies' superior military power and determined spirit defeated Japan. But it was the Allies' communication network that provided war information directly to the Japanese people and an unprecedented response by the Emperor that pushed Japan to accept this defeat. What follows is the story of the US Office of War Information (OWI) and the dramatic role it played in the surrender of the Japanese empire…"
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Legion 414 May 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

It does not surprise anymore with the ignorance of history of many, many people. No matter where in the world they live. America, Japan, etc., etc.

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