PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 158204
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HARRY S TRUMAN
Harry Truman signs a black and white publicity photograph of the crew of a WWII naval ship holding up a placard showing the number of Japanese war ships they have sunk or damaged in battle. The crew has signed on verso.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Lt. Haydn L. Perry/Harry Truman". B/w, 10x8. Photograph of the crew of a WWII naval ship holding up a placard showing the number of Japanese war ships they have sunk or damaged in battle.Perry and 46 of the men in the photograph have signed on verso. On April 16, 1945, four days after Harry S Truman (1884-1972) had become 33rd U.S. President upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he told Congress: "So that there can be no possible misunderstanding, both Germany and Japan can be certain, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that America will continue to fight for freedom until no vestige of resistance remains!" Although Truman was able to proclaim Victory in Europe (V-E) day on May 8, 1945, his 61st birthday, the war in the Pacific was still raging. On July 26, 1945, Truman issued the Potsdam Declaration, insisting on the surrender of the Japanese, and, when that effort failed, he made the decision to drop atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to hasten the end of WWII. Japan formally surrendered on September 2, 1945, in a ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Lightly creased. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Otherwise, fine condition.
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