VJ DAY 75
2. Weltkrieg endet mit Sieg über Japan
August 14, 2020 -
Heuer ist der 75. Jahrestag des VJ Tages, der Sieg über Japan brachte das endgültige Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Japan kapitulierte bedingungslos nur wenige Tage nach dem Abwurf der amerikanischen Atombomben über Hiroshima und Nagasaki.
The war in the Pacific, which finally ended on August 15, 1945, killed millions of people from the jungles of Burma and the beaches of Singapore and the Philippines, to the cities of China and Japan and the seas of the Pacific.
Japan has been heavily criticised for the brutality of its soldiers in the countries it annexed during the war – and especially for its treatment of civilians in China.
World War II, our planet’s deadliest conflict, officially came to a close on September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered during a solemn ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Germany had signed an unconditional surrender document four months earlier, on May 7.