August 15, 2015 marked the 70th Anniversary of Japan’s surrender. War’s end was also peace’s beginning, and that transition set the tone for the future. Over eight weeks from mid-August to mid-October 1945, Douglas MacArthur stage-managed the transition from war to peace in such a way to ensure a good start to the Occupation of Japan. Join Christopher Kolakowski, Director of the MacArthur Memorial, for a special lecture that will explore how MacArthur successfully orchestrated the transition from war to peace, using everything from a steak to a photograph to the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay to establish Allied rule over the Japanese.
Free and open to the public
Location:Fort Norfolk810 Front StreetNorfolk, VA 23508
Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367