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29th August 1945

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Events On This Day

In Chungking. Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek meet for talks to avert civil war between the Communists and the Nationalists.

In Singapore. Japanese troops in Southeast Asia, numbering about 740,000, surrender to British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten. General Seishiro Itagaki signs the document for the Japanese.

In Hong Kong. The British navy arrives to reclaim the colony for Britain.

In Japan. The American battleship USS Missouri anchors in Tokyo Bay.

In the United States of America. Secret Army and Navy reports of official enquiries into the raid on Pearl Harbour are made public. The blame is placed on a lack of preparedness, confusion and a break down of inter service coordination Former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, General George Marshall and Admiral Stark are criticised. President Truman objects to the findings on Cordell Hull and George Marshall.

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