Emperor Hirohito announcing the surrender of Japan

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Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

Caption: "As the dreams of conquest vanish with the A-bomb destruction of Hiroshima and / Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito, sovereign of Japan, wearing his uniform for the last / time, goes forth to announce the bitter news of 'surrender.' / This photo and next page were confiscated from Japanese newspaper files."



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Courtesy of the Theodore Akimoto Family Collection