Japan's Surrender | History of SC Slide Collection

The end of the Second World War came with the surrender of Japan on VJ Day, August 14, 1945. South Carolinians celebrated the victory with dancing in the streets of Charleston and with great joy. They did not yet understand the many implications that the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki--that had hastened the victory they celebrated--would have on the future.

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