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65 years ago this morning Japan did this in front of Douglas MacArthur (video)

September 2, 2010 |  5:04 am

Today is the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender, officially ending World War II.

Since so many alive today were not back then, return with us now to those moving 20 minutes on the deck of the battleship Missouri moored in Tokyo Bay on that overcast day of renewed peace six years and one day after the war began.

And the simple and thus enduring words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur about that morning and that era's titanic global struggle:

"These proceedings are closed."

 

 

There's also a fascinating photo gallery on the surrender over here.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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