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By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1945: Japanese surrender to Allied Forces


August 13, 2020

• Aug. 16, 1945

After six long years of war the world was finally at peace when President Harry S. Truman announced that the Japanese imperial government had accepted the terms of unconditional surrender to the Allies. The proclamation of V-J Day waited upon the formal signing of the surrender terms by Japan.

The news was greeted in Hartley with thanksgiving. Stores closed their doors and Hartley took on the appearance of sobriety rather than of wild excitement which had been expected and planned for. It was felt by the majority of civic leaders that the churches would be the gathering sp...

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