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

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  • Soviets announce pull-out from Manchuria

    1 October 1945. The Soviet ambassador to China reports that the Soviet withdrawal from Manchuria will start immediately and be completed by the end of November. China’s Foreign Ministry replies that a Nationalist army ferried by a U.S. fleet will land at Dairen around 10 October.

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    Soviet soldier with Japanese POWs in Manchuria. As the Soviets retreated, they would take hundreds of thousands of POWs with them