Events for Sunday 2nd September 2012

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WWII: Signing of Japanese Instrument of Surrender aboard USS Missouri

2nd September 1945

The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that enabled the Surrender of Japan, marking the end of World War II. General MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific, forbade any Allied forces from liberating Japanese occupied territories before he had personally taken the formal Japanese surrender, which has been argued to have cost hundreds of British and Commonwealth POW lives.

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The Final Betrayal
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Mark Felton

This book examines the period between the unconditional surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945 and the arrival of Allied liberation forces in Japanese-occupied territories after 2 September 1945.

The delay handed the Japanese a golden opportunity to set their house in order before Allied war… Read more...

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Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP

Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Shuttleworth Pageant Air Show

Sunday 2nd September 2012
Gates open 9am Flying Starts 2pm

Adults online in advance £20 Adults £25 on the day at the gate.

Display content will be added nearer the time.

Adult Ticket Price: £20.00
Child Ticket Price: £FREE

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