End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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    15 August. Long before Shanghai is liberated, thousands of British, Dutch and American internees are freed in the city. Next day, an OSS operation begins to liberate Allied POWs in northern China. This succeeds within a few days but a similar operation in Korea ends in failure.

    In Shanghai, a crowd celebrates victory over Japan [World War II Database, Peter Chen](http://ww2db.com)

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