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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

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


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world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of
the past-a world founded upon faith and under-
standing-a world dedicated to the dignity of man
and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish-for
freedom, tolerance, and justice.
The terms and conditions upon which the surrender
of the Japanese Imperial forces is here to be given
and accepted are contained in the instrument of
surrender now before you.
As Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, I
announce it my firm purpose, in the tradition of the
countries I represent, to proceed in the discharge of
my responsibilities with justice and tolerance, while
taking all necessary dispositions to insure that the
terms of surrender are fully, promptly, and faithfully
complied with.
I now invite the representatives of the Emperor of
Japan  and the Japanese Government and      the
Japanese Imperial General Headquarters to sign the
instrument of surrender at the places indicated.
The Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
will now sign on behalf of the nations at war with
Japan.
The representatives of the United States of America
will sign now.
The representative of the Republic of China will
now sign.
The representative of the United Kingdom will
now sign.
The representative of the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics will now sign.
The representative of Australia will now sign.
The representative of Canada will now sign.
The representative of France will now sign.
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