Endgame for Japan: From the Potsdam Declaration, the Atomic Bombs, and Surrender, the Defeat of Japan in Diaries from 75 Years Ago

[embed]https://youtu.be/OAMW7wmpk6g[/embed] (Above: February 27, 1945: Douglas MacArhur and Sergio Osmeña at the ceremony in Malacañan Palace in which the civilian authority of Commonwealth was restored in the capital) This year marks the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific. The Philippine Diary Project contains three..

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Life, death, decisions, during the Japanese Occupation

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="403"] Filipino officials and Japanese General Homma Masaharu at the former residence of the U.S. High Commissioner, January, 1942[/caption] In October, 2013, the country will mark the 70th anniversary of the so-called Second Republic established under Japanese auspices. In anticipation of that event, the project aims to complete the publication of the..

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July 15, 1972 Saturday

11:15 PM PAGE 2193 July 15, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Met the Mayors of Ilocos Norte with the governor, congressman, treasurer and auditor. Distributed about P8 million of their share of the excess of income tax which I have asked the BIR to allocate. Will do the same for the other provinces. Before that..

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September 14, 1945, Friday

Visit of family. I saw Victor, my new grandson, son of Paddy and Lily, for the first time. Since my arrival, I had been conferring with the detainees of Muntinglupa and getting impressions. All seem to be very disappointed. They do not understand how we could be traitors. Even old Don Miguel Unson was bitter...

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