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Commander Hal Lamar on: Adm. Nimitz and the Japanese Surrender
Commander Hal Lamar Q: How did Admiral Nimitz feel going into the surrender, [when] word came that MacArthur was going to receive the surrender?

LAMAR: When Admiral Nimitz saw the order that Truman had made, letting MacArthur run the ceremony and be the principal signer, he felt that the Navy was being badly treated, because we had done a good job, during the war. And, he let the the Secretary of the Navy know, to inform the President that if that's the way he wanted to do it, he would not come. So, Truman realizing that he had made a public relations mistake, put out a new order on which Admiral Nimitz would be the signer for the U.S., and that the ceremony could take place on a battleship.

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