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Following Signing of Surrender Documents

Sailors on deck after the signing of the surrender documents
Description: Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1945; Framed Dimensions 18H X 21W
Accession #: 88-186-W
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Following the signing of surrender documents, Japanese delegates start to leave U.S.S. Missouri. At this moment the sky is darkened by hundreds of U.S. planes. Most Japanese remained straight faced but a few raised their faces and opened their mouths.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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