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United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


Page 94

The representative of the Netherlands will now
sign.
The representative of New Zealand will now sign.
Let us pray that peace be now restored to the
world, and that God will preserve it always. These
proceedings are closed.
4%.  . .Maintain our national strength at
a level which will discourage future acts
of aggression aimed at the destruction of
our way of life."
Statement of ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ, Commander-in-
chief of the Pacific Fleet, at the signing of the Surrender
Instrument by Japan.
Tokyo Bay. Aboard the battleship Missouri. Septem-
ber 2, 1915.15
On board all vessels at sea and in port, and at our
many island bases in the Pacific, there is rejoicing
and thanksgiving. The long and bitter struggle,
which Japan started so treacherously on the 7th of
December 1941, is at an end.
I take great pride in the American forces which
have helped to win this victory. America can be
proud of them. The officers and men of the United
States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard,
and merchant marine who fought in the Pacific have
15 Congressional Record, September 6, 1945.


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