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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II

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

Page 83

"It is my earnest hope that pending the
formal accomplishment of the instrument
of surrender armistice conditions may
prevail on every front and that a blood-
less surrender may be effectuated."
Statement by GENERAL MACARTHUR, Supreme Allied Com-
mander, after meeting with the Japanese emissaries on
the terms and details of surrender.
Manila. August 20, 19158
The Japanese emissaries have reported to general
headquarters. They imparted all information re-
quired and instructions of the United Nations are
being conveyed by them to the Government of Japan
and to Japanese Imperial Headquarters. In my
capacity as Supreme Commander for the Allied
powers I shall soon proceed to Japan with accom-
panying forces composed of ground, naval and air
elements.  Subject to weather that will permit
landings, it is anticipated that the instrument of
surrender will be signed within ten days.
At that time, having accepted the general surrender
of the Japanese armed forces for the United States,
the Chinese Republic, the United Kingdom and the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the
interest of other United Nations at war with Japan, I
shall direct Japanese Imperial Headquarters to issue
general orders which will instruct Japanese com-
manders wherever situated to surrender uncon-
8 New York Times, August 21, 1945.

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