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19th August 1945

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In the Philippines. Japanese representatives of the government arrive in Manila to conclude the surrender of the remaining Japanese troops and receive instructions on the plans for the occupation of Japan and the signing of the surrender documents. Meanwhile, General MacArthur ordered a halt to all amphibious landing operations.

In China. Chiang Kai-shek forbids Japanese forces from surrendering to the Red Chinese forces and demands of the communist forces that they not advance. The Communist forces disregard the demand. Meanwhile, in Manchuria, the Soviet 2nd Far Eastern Front captures Tsitsihar in the Manchurian Plain. Transbaikal Front armor advances toward the town from the west, by passing pockets of Japanese resistance. Soviet troops link up with Chinese Communist forces.

In Britain. King George and Queen Elizabeth lead nationwide thanks giving services to mark Victory Sunday.

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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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