ARGENTINA: Celebration

The Japanese surrender offer sent crowds surging through the streets of Buenos Aires, waving Allied flags, shouting democratic slogans, denouncing Perón and his militarists. With the official surrender, a cheering throng streamed past the Subsecretariat of Press and Information. Pistols spat from the windows, killing two paraders and wounding many more. Police charged the democrats.

Like the Brown Shirts. This gunplay touched off four days of rioting, unsurpassed in Buenos Aires for 26 years. The same day, while the victory celebrants were whooping it up elsewhere, a score or so of...

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