|Harry Truman||"As President of the United States, I proclaim Sunday, September the second, 1945, to be V-J Day -- the day of formal surrender of Japan. It is not yet the day for the formal proclamation of the end of the war nor of the cessation of hostilities. But it is a day which we Americans shall always remember as a day of retribution -- as we remember that other day, the day of infamy."|
~ Harry S Truman, 34th Vice President and 33rd President of the United States
|Speaking on 1st September 1945. By refusing to announce the end of the war, Truman dropped a large hint regarding the forthcoming war with the Soviet Union which was to follow a few short months later. The full text of the speech is available at American Rhetoric|
|~ quotation by Co-Historian Steve Payne from Counter-history – You're the Judge!|
|In 1975, in Panama, Robert Neville had been bitten by a vampire bat. After the war, he guessed that his immunity was due to his body's unique defence system. What other explanation could there be?|
~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.