August 15th 1945 - Hirohito announces surrender


On August 15th 1945 most of the people of Japan hear the voice of their emperor for the very first time: Hirohito announces the surrender of Japan. This decision was preceded by the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945. By dropping the atomic bomb the U.S. wanted to force Japan to completely surrender and to end the costly Pacific War. The plan succeeded: Hirohito asked his subjects to "endure the unendurable." The rulers dares not to pronounce the word "surrender".

Länge: 00:00:47 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1945 | Clip-ID: JHT000159E




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