Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part III. Surrender of Japan, pp. -111 ff.
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. 77642-46-7 93
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