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V-J Day

V-J Day occurred on September 2, 1945, the day the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender to the Allied powers aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay ending World War II. The date continues to be observed annually. In the United Kingdom, V-J Day is regularly noted as August 15, 1945, the day following the announcement of the Japanese intent to surrender.



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