A mother and child struggle to go on living, August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan...

A mother and child struggle to go on living, August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan...

August 06, 1945. Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Hiroshima. S)

August 06, 1945. Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Hiroshima. S)

Japanese History - The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent.

Japanese History - The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent.

Japanese representatives of Emperor Hirohito sign the final surrender documents ending World War II, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, with General MacArthur and other Allied leaders looking on.

Japan Surrenders and World War II Ends: June 1945-September 1945

Japanese representatives of Emperor Hirohito sign the final surrender documents ending World War II, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, with General MacArthur and other Allied leaders looking on.

Victory – and peace – at last! Japan surrenders (1945)

Victory - and peace - at last! Japan surrenders (1945

Victory – and peace – at last! Japan surrenders (1945)

This picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square is not the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt but one taken simultaneously by Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen when the day the world war II end.

Japan Surrenders and World War II Ends: June 1945-September 1945

This picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square is not the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt but one taken simultaneously by Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen when the day the world war II end.

Allied landings in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, August 1942 to August 1945

Allied landings in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, August 1942 to August 1945

Japanese envoys arrive on board the U.S.S. Missouri for the surrender ceremony, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945.

Japanese envoys arrive on board the U.S.S. Missouri for the surrender ceremony, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945.

Victory – and peace – at last! Japan surrenders (1945)

Victory - and peace - at last! Japan surrenders (1945

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