Diary for Thursday, July 26, 1945:
POTSDAM DECLARATION: Allied leaders demand immediate and unconditional surrender of Japan; threaten ‘prompt and utter destruction’ of Japanese homeland.
Britain: CHURCHILL RESIGNS AFTER MASSIVE LABOUR VICTORY IN BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION. Attlee forms first Labour Government with working majority. Labour Cabinet appointments: Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Attlee; Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin; Chancellor of Exchange, Hugh Dalton; President of Board of Trade, Sir Stafford Cripps; Lord President, Herbert Morrison; Lord Chancellor, W Jowitt.
First Kamikaze attack on British East Indies Fleet: escort carrier Ameer damaged; minesweeper Vestal sunk off Malaya.