Diary August 17, 1945

'The Free Java'
‘The Free Java’, the pro-Japanese propaganda newspaper of Sukarno.
Diary for August 17, 1945:

Occupied countries

Dutch East Indies: Sukarno proclaims ‘Provisional Indonesian Republic Government’ on Java.

Home Fronts

Japan: Prime Minister Higashikuni orders Army to obey Emperor’s call and lay down their arms.
France: De Gaulle commutes death sentence on Petain to life imprisonment.
Argentina: German U-boat U-977 arrives at Mar del Plata and surrenders, having left Kiel on April 13 and sunk a Russian ship in the Arctic.

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