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    Spiking the football, May 8, 1945

    Spiking the football, May 8, 1945

    The war in Europe was over, but the war in the Pacific went on.  Truman announced the victory with solemn caution of the road ahead.

    And then for a day, Americans spiked the football:

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    Here's one sign that the headline is from the old days: The NY Times refers to American forces as "our troops."

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