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Diary August 19, 1945

Tanks of the Russian 6th Guards Tank Army
Tanks of the Russian 6th Guards Tank Army on the march towards Manchurian Plain.
Diary for Sunday, August 19, 1945:

Russo-Japanese War

Manchuria: 2nd FEF captures Tsitsihar in Manchurian Plain; TBF tanks race towards the town from the West, despite pockets of fanatical Japanese troops.

Politics

Japanese representatives arrive in Manila.

China

Chiang Kai-shek forbids Japanese forces to surrender to Red Chinese and orders the latter to hold its positions (Mao disregards this).

Home Fronts

India: Subhas Chandra Bose fatally injured in plane crash on Formosa; aged 48.

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