Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part III. Surrender of Japan, pp. -111 ff.
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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