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“Nice historic area”

The Unconditional Surrender
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US$90.00*
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #31 of 389 things to do in San Diego
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Nice scenic historic area. Right on the water, next to the midway aircraft carrier museum. There are a lot of vendors near there, so try to not let them take away from your experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pugluvrNewYork
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Really popular with everybody - really busy - lots of l’amour and romance in the air - people replicating the kiss. Good to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This giant statue of an iconic photo of a sailor and a nurse kissing on VJ Day in Times Square NY. Parked right next to the statue is the majestic Midway Aircraft Carrier floating museum, another must see.
Also, there is a tribute to the Armed Forces nearby that has statues of Bob Hope and the troops from all branches. There is a continuous recording of Bob telling jokes to the troops on one of his USO tours. Free parking and good restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

On this day, August 14, 1945, the breaking news about the V-J Day was embodied in the famous “unconditional surrender” kiss in the Times Square, NYC, which was eternalized in legendary photography. Later, based on the pictures taken on that day, the sculptures were created. One of which installed on the jetty where Midway berthed, in its middle.
There is a couple of funny facts on this couple:
1)The guy dated another girl that day; she was present at that very moment and later married him.
2)There were (and still are) disputes on both identities, mainly male. Mitsubishi Electric once made the photographic analysis to determine the person of a sailor in Eisenstaedt and Jorgensen pictures.
Finally, despite the V-J, this monument is six times smaller than the tiniest Godzilla ever filmed, so they’re getting even somehow!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to see this iconic picture from the end of WW II, translated into a huge statue! Great location next to the USS Midway Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KriticL
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