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Diary August 16, 1945

Russian tanks on the shore of Lake Khanka
Russian tanks on the shore of Lake Khanka in Manchuria.
Diary for Thursday, August 16, 1945:

Home Fronts

Japan: Emperor issues Imperial Rescript (decree) at 4pm Tokyo time ordering all Japanese forces to cease-fire. Cabinet resigns; Prince Higashikuni forms ‘caretaker’ administration.

Russo-Japanese War

Manchuria: Vassilevsky calls on Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria to surrender by August 20.

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