The Last Days of World War II (2005): S01E26 – August 12-18


The Last Days of World War II is a 26 part war documentary covering the final six months of combat in weekly segments, hosted by Greg Stebner, and published by History Channel in 2005.


In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies unconditionally. President Truman declares that “this is the day we’ve been waiting for since Pearl Harbour.” Emperor Hirohito makes an emotional broadcast to the Japanese nation saying that they had to surrender to keep the country from being destroyed by “a new and most cruel bomb.” The surrender is formally made to General MacArthur at a ceremony aboard the US battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

The Last Days of World War II Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Last Days of World War II here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 August 2005.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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