V.J. Day A.P. News Releases, 8/7/1945 - 9/2/1945 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 13/6/44
Volume: 0.4 cubic feet
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Description: V.J. Day Associated Press Wire Service News Releases, covering the period from the dropping of the nuclear bombs on August 6th and 9th to the signing of the final terms of surrender in Tokyo on September 2, and emphasize the period of uncertainty regarding the pending Japanese surrender. The news releases report on war heroes, Japanese war atrocities, war reactions on the homefront, military activities and reactions to the surrender in the United States, Japan and the rest of the world. The series includes "V.J. Preparedness" scripts prepared by Press Association, Inc.: #2 "Barbarism Rampant," #3 "The Long Road Back," #5 "Our Heroes of the Pacific."