Harry S. Truman
The President's News Conference of August 8th, 1945
Wed Aug 8, 2007 21:54

Harry S. Truman
The President's News Conference of August 8th, 1945

THE PRESIDENT. I have only a simple announcement to make. I can't hold a regular press conference today; but this announcement is so important I thought I would call you in.

Russia has declared war on Japan! That is all!

[Much applause and laughter, as the reporters raced out]

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