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

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  • Formal liberation of Shanghai

    3 September. A ragged Nationalist Chinese army finally marches into Shanghai to be met by cheering crowds. Although the first U.S. troops entered the city on 19 August, the formal surrender of Japanese troops in Shanghai has been delayed until Chinese government troops could be airlifted in by the Americans from deep inside government-held territory.

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    People Gathered along the Bund celebrating victory in Shanghai