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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 74: WWII Surrender Table

Ever feel yourself rushing last minute to get everything done when you have guests coming over? This happened to the crew of the battleship USS Missouri too, when Japanese and American leadership delegations were coming aboard to sign the World War II surrender documents. The Naval Academy Museum recreates the scene onboard with the original table, tablecloth, and a signed version of the surrender document. Tune in to hear what it was like in the minutes leading up to the arrival of the official parties.

Object 74 - WWII Surrender Table