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18th August 1945

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In China. Most of Manchuria has been overrun by Soviet forces. They have taken Harbin and are closing in on Mukden and Changchun. In an advance from near Vladivostock, they have entered northern Korea. Japanese forces continue to resist in spite of the Imperial order to surrender.

Japan. A photographer was killed and two members of the crew wound in one of two American planes which were attacked by 14 Japanese fighters over Tokyo.

In the Pacific. Subhas Chandra Bose, the Indian nationalist leader, is fatally injured, his Japanese plane crashed off of the island of Formosa en route to Tokyo.

In the Philippines. Missions from British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and Marshal Chiang Kai-shek have arrived in Manila for the conference with the Japanese surrender emissaries.

In the United States of America. Psychiatrists conclude that Clarence V. Bertucci is mentally unbalanced. He is responsible for the massacre of German prisoners of war at Camp Salina, Utah on 8 July 1945.

In the Soviet Union. Moscow radio has broadcast a message from Chiang Kai-shek to Joseph Stalin saying Close friendship between our nations will not only server as an everlasting foundation of peace in east Asia but will be an important factor in the creation of a new order in the whole world.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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