Created by Imperial Metric on 14 Jul 2009, Last Update on 15 Aug 2010

Surrender Broadcast - 15 Aug 1945

After several more days of behind-the-scenes negotiations and a failed coup d'Etat, Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the nation. Some Japanese soldiers, devastated by the surrender, committed suicide. Many allied POWs were executed.

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Tags : Japan,United States,Australia,Britain,Domestic,Diplomacy,Attrocity,Massacre,Pacific

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