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Deglin, Lt. Col T.L. 
Account of a Trip to Japan and to Baguio to Witness Surrender of Imperial Japanese Forces and of Japanese Forces in the Philippines. 1945
No publisher listed/U.S. Army, 1945. Deglin, Lt. Col T.L.  ( PRO AFWESPAC , Public Relations Officer, Armed Fores Western Pacific, Phillippines). Account of a Trip to Japan and to Baguio to Witness Surrender of Imperial Japanese Forces and of Japanese Forces in the Philippines. 1945  5pp.  Very good condition.__+__ After serving as public relations director for Madison Square Garden (1935-1942), T.L. Deglin wound up a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army in a public relations capacity, finding himself a witness on 2 September 1945 to the Japanese surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri. He and his party then leaves immediately for Baguio (in the Philippines) to gbear witness and report on the surrender of Japanese forces in the Philippines, including the arrest of the Beast of Manila, General Yamashita. What follows below is his five-page (1750 word) description of those events.  The report is an offset-printed production, so it did see some sort of distribution, but I can find no mention of it anywhere. __+__ An example of Deglin's reporting from the desk of the USS Missouri: "General MacArthur is a terrific showman. Every move of his is dramatic and beautifully timed. He spoke briefly, then instructed the Jap foreign minister to sign for the emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. The skinny, bespectacled, top-hatted minister, Shigemitsu, limped forward, pulling his game leg after him. He sat down, facing MacArthur, and had trouble getting the leg under the table. He fiddled around, picked up a pen, put it down, looked at his watch, looked around, looked at his watch again until ever … [Click Below for Full Description]
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