Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (June 18, 1945, at 19:27)
(Monday, June 18, 1945, 3:30 p.m. EWT; during World War II) — President Harry S. Truman met with military representatives today to discuss how the war against Japan should proceed. Truman decided to have the Joint Chiefs of Staff go ahead with plans to invade Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four major islands on Nov. 1, 1945 (click here to watch a clip from this on “American Experience: Truman” at 1:48:58).
(Friday, June 18, 1965, 7:00-7:35 p.m. BST) –John Lennon of The Beatles appeared live tonight from Lime Grove Studios in London on the BBC television show Tonightreading extracts from his forthcoming second book A Spaniard In The Works.
(Monday, June 18, 1945; during World War II) — William Joyce (known as “Lord Haw-Haw”), an American-born Irish-British Fascist politician, was charged today in London with high treason for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio.