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This week in the War, 13–19 August 1945: Hirohito broadcasts to the nation

This week in the war, on 15 August 1945, Emperor Hirohito broadcast on the radio to the Japanese nation. His broadcast announced Japan’s acceptance of unconditional surrender to the Allies. It was the first time that the Japanese People had … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 4–10 June 1945: Hirohito holds a meeting

This week in the war, on 8 June 1945, Emperor Hirohito presided over a meeting of the Japanese cabinet. They decided that Japan would continue fighting until the very end. Japanese kamikaze pilots were still effective and, in his book … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 18–24 November 1940: Hungary, Romania & Slovakia join the Tripartite Pact

This week in the war, three more countries joined the German-Italian-Japanese ‘Axis’ by signing the Tripartite Pact: Hungary (20 November 1940), Romania (23 November 1940), and Slovakia (24 November 1940). Stalin had also been approached and was considering signing. Of … Continue reading

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