Victory Over Japan Day
The biggest war of all time started on the 1st September 1939. A lot bigger than World War One soon came another global war. It was announced as ‘World War 2’ and became a fight against Nazi Germany, extending from country to country.
World war 2 ended in 1945 with Japan surrendering to Britain and America after Germany. America was brought into the war with Europe after the Attack On Pearl Harbour killing more than 2,300 Americans at the Ireland’s naval bases.
Britain’s prime minister Winston Churchill and America’s president Franklin Roosevelt teamed up during the war to fight to the end. Germany signed their unconditional surrender at allied head quarters in Reims France on the 7th May 1945, after Hitler’s suicide. The Japanese surrendered not long after Germany after two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. With Britain’s consent America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on the 6th August and after being told to surrender by Britain and America Japan were refusing. It was then decided to drop another atomic bomb on Nagasaki on the 9th August. The 15th August was named V-J day ‘Victory over Japan Day’, when Japan announced their surrender. Japan didn’t sign the surrender until V-E Day which was on the 2nd September 1945, meaning ‘Victory in Europe Day’. Japanese representatives had a official surrender ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri In Tokyo Bay Japan to officially put an end to World War Two on the 2nd September 1945.