After the American media sounded false alarms for several days prior to this flash, the first true indication that peace was at hand with Japan was reported with this broadcast, quoting Secretary of the Navy Forrestal after his meeting with President Truman.
The BBC reports on the opening of hostilities by Japan against Great Britain and the United States.
The BBC Home and Forces Program reports on war developments in the Far East the day after the Japanese opened hostilities against the Allies.
News flash announcing both Japanese Surrender and the appointment of General Douglas MacArthur as "boss over the Emperor of Japan".
Japanese Radio broadcast to the Nation announcing the successful capture of Singapore from the British.
The famed BBC Radio personality gives his first-hand account of life in Singapore during the last days before being overrun by the Japanese.
Live coverage of the bombing of Manila on the same day as the Pearl Harbor attack.
One of many premature Japanese surrender reports broadcast in the United States just prior to Japan's recognized surrender. This one was broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting Network.
The Mutual Broadcasting Network reports that Tokyo radio has just broadcast the words "acceptance of Potsdam Proclamation coming soon" - meaning that Japan had just announced that it was about to surrender.
A morale-boosting piece of British propaganda regarding Singapore's strong defences, three months before its fall to the Japanese.
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