On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, a city of over 100,000 people. A third of the city was destroyed, the rest lay in ruins. Three days later, a second bomb totally destroyed the port of Nagasaki. The Japanese government sued for peace on the following day and, on August 14, 1945, Japan accepted the Allied terms of unconditional surrender.
Nova Scotia Casualties in the Far East and Pacific Campaigns79 with connection to Nova Scotia would make the ultimate sacrifice serving in the Far East and the Pacific Campaign. They are remembered on Memorials and in Cemeteries in Hong Kong, Burma (Myanmar), Japan, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Hawaii, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, and the United States
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Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaUnknown (Burma)Taukkyan War Cemetery, BurmaSaint Paul's Cemetery, Swiftwater, Pa, USSai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaTaukkyan War Cemetery, BurmaNational Memorial Cemetery Pacific, Hawaii, US Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesManila American Cemetery/Memorial, PhilippinesNat Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, USManila American Cemetery/Memorial, PhilippinesHonolulu Memorial, Hawaii, USA (KIA Aleutian Is)Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii, USA (MIA Okinawa)Manila American Cemetery/Memorial, PhilippinesSai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, ChinaEdmonds Memorial Cemetery, Washington USNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanKandy War Cemetery, Sri LankaManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanKanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandRangoon Memorial, MyanmarManila American Cemetery (Walls of the Misssing) Kanchanaburi War Cemeterty, ThailandManila American Cemetery and MemorialWoombye Cemetery, Queensland, AustraliaSingapore MemorialManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesLong Island National Cemetery, New YorkYokohama War Cemetery, JapanStanley Military Cemetery, Hong KongOak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Missouri, USSydney Memorial, AustraliaManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesTaukkyan War Cemetery, BurmaSai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, ChinaSai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaEdgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, Mass., USSingapore MemorialNat Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, USSai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaSai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaSai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaChittagong War Cemetery, BangladeshManila Am. Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines Manila Am. Cemetery, Walls of the MissingNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaHonolulu Memorial, Courts of the Missing, Hawaii Chittagong War Cemetery, BangladeshNational Submarine MemorialNational Submarine MemorialManila American Cemetery and MemorialMilton Cemetery, Milton, MAArlington National Cemetery, Virginia, US Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanManila American Cemetery and MemorialJefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Mo. USManila American Cemetery, PhilippinesYokohama War Cemetery, JapanTaukkyan War Cemetery, BurmaHalifax MemorialYokohama War Cemetery, JapanYokohama War Cemetery, JapanNational Memorial Cemetery of the PacificSai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, ChinaForest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts, USEast Millinocket Cemetery, MaineLong Island National Cemetery, New York, USSingapore MemorialNational Submarine MemorialSingapore MemorialHonolulu MemorialKirkee War Cemetery, IndiaYokohama War Cemetery, Japan