Tag Archives: Harry Truman

‘Today the guns are silent’: Japan surrenders

At 9:18 a.m. Tokyo time on Sunday, September 2, 1945, World War II came to an end. The war correspondents aboard the USS Missouri that day shared not only the details of the surrender ceremony but their reflections on what had brought the world to this long-awaited moment.

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A very different Washington Post

Sometime after V-J Day, the War Department produced a list of correspondents who had received official acknowledgement for covering various theaters of the war. The list runs 13 typewritten pages and by my count includes the names of 837 reporters and photographers. Exactly one of them, Edward T. Folliard, worked for The Washington Post. It’s a mind-boggling notion for someone

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