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Reel Number: 250081-11
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1945
TC Begins: 16:42:20
TC Ends: 16:44:03
WWII - 1945, USA: President Truman Warns Japs To Give Up. Jun45 Truman at microphone reads: “There can be no peace in the world until the military power of Japan is destroyed, w/ the same completeness as was the power of the European dictators. To do that we are now engaged in the process of deploying millions of our Armed Forces against Japan in a mass movement of troops & supplies & weapons over 14,000 miles - a military & naval feat unequalled in all history. Substantial portions of Japan’s key industrial centers have been levelled to the ground in a series of record incendiary raids. What has already happened to Tokyo will happen to every Japanese city whose industries feed the Japanese war machine. If the Japanese insist on continuing resistance beyond the point of reason their country will suffer the same destruction as Germany. Our blows will destroy their whole modern industrial plant & organization which they have built up during the past half century & which they are now devoting to a hopeless cause. We have no desire or intentions to destroy or enslave the Japanese people; but only surrender can prevent the kind of ruin which they have seen come to Germany as a result of continued useless resistance. WW2 Call for Surrender; Threats; Warning; Demand;
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