On Aug. 14, 1941, President Harry S Truman confirmed Japan’s surrender, ending World War II. Soldiers at Jefferson Barracks, who were restricted to the base until Truman’s announcement, delivered at 5 p.m. local time, rushed downtown. Celebrations were in full force: Office workers filled the air and streets with paperwork from their desks, teenagers snake-danced down Olive Street, adults banged on washboards, and servicemen found girls to kiss. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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On Aug. 14, 1941, President Harry S Truman confirmed Japan’s surrender, ending World War II. Soldiers at Jefferson Barracks, who were restricted to the base until Truman’s announcement, delivered at 5 p.m. local time, rushed downtown. Celebrations were in full force: Office workers filled the air and streets with paperwork from their desks, teenagers snake-danced down Olive Street, adults banged on washboards, and servicemen found girls to kiss. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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