On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.
Corporal M. Shepherd of Portobello was awarded the oak leaf emblem and mentioned in dispatches for her war work. Before the war she had been East of Scotland swimming champion.
T. Thomson, a postman in the Portobello Sub-office was awarded the Imperial Service Medal for services during the war.
The trial began of Robert `Robertson and Timothy Donoghue on charges of robbing Demarco’s ice-cream shop at 78 Portobello High Street and murdering the proprietor, Giuseppe Demarco. Mrs Demarco had been assaulted. In her evidence Mrs. Demarco said that the two accused had come into the shop about 9:30 in the evening. They said that they intended to rob the shop. Mr. Demarco immediately called the police, who ejected the men from the shop. About an hour later they came back. When Mr. Demarco tried to get them to leave, Robertson grabbed a lemonade bottle and hit him over the head. While he was unconscious on the floor Mr. Demarco was repeatedly kicked by Robertson. Mrs. Demarco was then also struck with a lemonade bottle. The two men then grabbed £9 10s 6d from the back of the counter. People who were passing by came in to the shop. One, a soldier, knocked Donoghue out. Robertson was apprehended by the police as he attempted to get away. Robertson was found guilty, but Donoghue was found not guilty of culpable homicide and the charge of theft against him was not proven. Lord Justice Clerk stated that he was able to discover in the case certain elements which justified him in not imposing the very severest sentence. He sentenced Robertson to seven years imprisonment.
On 2 September 1945 the Japanese signed the surrender agreement and the war was over.
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