Diary for Monday, August 20, 1945:
Manchuria: Russians capture Harbin and Mukden.
Mountbatten broadcasts surrender instructions to Japanese forces.
Norway – TRIAL OF QUISLING FOR HIGH TREASON OPENS at Oslo: claimed to be ‘savior’ of Norway (sentenced to death, September 10; executed by firing squad, October. 24).
USA: War production Board lifts restrictions on production of consumer goods.