THE NATION: War & Peace

One year, ten months and three days after the outbreak of war in Korea, the U.S. last week wrote an end to an earlier Pacific campaign which had carried the nation's hopes of peace in the Far East. With a plastic fountain pen from his desk set, President Harry Truman scratched his signature to the peace treaty with Japan and wrote in the date: April 15, 1952—just ten years, four months and eight days after Pearl Harbor.

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