Created by Tom Horn on 9 Aug 2011, Last Update on 9 Aug 2011

Soviets invade Manchuria - 9 Aug 1945

A significant factor in the rapid surrender of Japan after the second Atomic bomb was dropped. 700,000 Soviet troops occupied Manchuria. The systematic rape and pillage of the Chinese people was ignored by Soviet authorities.

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Tags : Soviet Union,Japan,China,Land,Pacific,Combat

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