Diary for Friday, August 31, 1945:
Germany: Arrest of Field Marshals von Brauchitsch and von Manstein.
USA: Re-establishes diplomatic relations with Finland.
Merchant shipping losses in August 1945: 0 Allied ships with 0 tons in the Atlantic, 1 Allied ship with 36 tons elsewhere.
48 Japanese ships with 99,094 tons in Pacific.