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Even bigger than the 1918 Armistice Day celebration was the the party that Boston threw for itself when World War Two came to an end - both Irish and Yankee were in attendance:

"Boston's peace celebration exploded suddenly after the official news of Japanese surrender poured out of the countless radios. All morning and afternoon while many other cities were already wildly celebrating, the Hub, with true New England caution, waited soberly for confirmation."

"But the staid attitude was swept away...The most general impulse seemed to be to shout, sing and hug passers-by. For men in uniform the celebration seemed to be more of a kissing fest than anything else..."


VJ-Day in Boston (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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