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present a document, authenticated by the Emperor,
providing him with the power to receive in the name of
the Emperor, the Japanese Government, and Imperial
Headquarters the Allied requirements.”
The front page also had a small panel with the headline:
THE SIX YEARS’ WAR
“WORLD WAR I. (August 4, 1914 – November 11, 1918) lasted
four years and 99 days.
“World War II. (September 3, 1939 – August 14, 1945) lasted
20 days short of six years.
“The date of commencement in each case is based on Great
Britain’s declaration of a state of war.”
It was on page two that readers were told that the day
before thousands of people had taken to the streets of
“News yesterday morning of Japan’s surrender sent
Newcastle into a fever of excitement.
“The outburst of genuine feeling and joy was far more
spontaneous than that which greeted the news of Germany’s
surrender a few months ago.
“It was estimated that 100,000 people were in the city at
one stage during the day. Last night’s procession ﬁlled the
“Crowds of young people danced in the Hunter street
between Wolfe and Perkin streets. Police were in the vicinity
but did not interfere.
“Trumpets, tin cans, rattlers, oil drums dragged behind
motor cars, small whistles, motor horns, train and steamer
whistles added to the noise.
“During the afternoon two ﬂights of Beauﬁghters and two
ﬂights of Mosquito planes ﬂew almost at rooftop over the
“Thousands attended a service at King Edward Park;
and at night thousands more followed bands to sport and
entertainment at the Sports Ground.
“It was estimated that
100,000 people were
in the city at one
stage during the day.”
WORLD WAR II IS OVER
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