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14 August 2015

14th Aug 1945: boys are building bonfires

'It seems that Japan may surrender at any moment now and boys are building a bonfire on the bomb site as part of the celebrations.'


14 Tues. Very mild, very dull till late afternoon when the sky cleared and the sun came through: calm. Bought sausage at Morden and fish at Merton also a loaf locally. More work on Mrs. Jordan’s clock. It seems that Japan may surrender at any moment now and boys are building a bonfire on the bomb site as part of the celebrations. I cut down the philadelphus tree which is overgrown and so helped to provide fuel for the bonfire. Pamela and Pauline to see me: I am honoured. It was announced at midnight that Japan has surrendered, so at last the world is at peace. God be praised!   

'...so at last the world is at peace. God be praised!'



Representatives of Japan
on board USS Missouri on 2nd September
to formally sign surrender documents.



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