On August 14, 1945, the news was announced to the world that the Japanese had surrendered and the Second World War was finally over. Celebrations erupted across the globe, with one of the biggest in New York City's Times Square. Among those celebrating was George Mendonsa, a young sailor who had been in the Pacific for two years aboard USS The Sullivans. The spontaneous celebratory kiss he shared with a nurse has become one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century: V-J Day in Times Square.
Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Second World War with “World War II Chronicles.” Hosted by famed newsreel narrator and “The Voice of World War II” Ed Herlihy, “World War II Chronicles” features original archival footage from the wartime era to spotlight the week’s events, exactly 75 years ago.
Created by the American Veterans Center in association with the National Archives, “World War II Chronicles” was originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of WWII, airing on more than 500 stations nationwide, and is now re-released as a special podcast series. To learn more about “World War II Chronicles” and the American Veterans Center, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org.