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VJ DAY 75 - NEVER FORGOTTEN

14 - 16 AUGUST 2020

Marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, this series of talks and events over 14 - 16 August 2020 explores the contribution of British Commonwealth forces during the Far East campaign of the Second World War.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Army Museum, the Royal Air Force Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are joining forces to mark the 75th annniversary of VJ Day with a free programme of online talks and events.

From 1941 to 1945, British Commonwealth forces and their allies fought a bitter campaign against the Japanese in Asia.

The fighting took place over challenging terrain, from the jungles of Burma to the remote islands of the Pacific, and always against a tenacious enemy.

Discover the campaign’s vast geographical spread, the experiences of individual servicemen and women – both as combatants and captives – and the impact and legacy of the campaign on the Armed Forces and the wider world.

Highlights of the programme include:

Continues at:
https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-pro ... JrWxNZG0iw
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PORTSMOUTH VETERAN’S NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE DATE

For one veteran Portsmouth sailor there is a special place in the landmark national event for the 75th anniversary of VJ-Day, 15 August 2020.

Albert “Les” Wills was just 18 with nearly two years of service under his belt and on HMS Indefatigable in the Pacific when the war ended. But his work was far from done as the ship was ordered to repatriate prisoners of war to Australia before finally returning seven months later via New Zealand and South Africa.

On Saturday, Les will be at the National Memorial Arboretum alongside HRH The Prince of Wales who will lead the commemorative event. Read more about the event on Gov.UK.

“I think it is the highest honour to be asked to represent the Royal Navy on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two,” said Les. “I do this in memory of all those who served their county during those difficult times. We will not forget you.

“I am so pleased to be able to attend this auspicious occasion when so many cannot. It is a real privilege and will be a very special day for me.”

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National Museum of the Royal Navy

OUR FULL VIRTUAL VJ DAY 75 PROGRAMME IS CONFIRMED

We are delighted to share with you our full programme to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day. You can view our full lists of videos, blogs and talks on our website here: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/vj-day-75

Join us from this Friday morning, alongside National Army Museum, The Royal Air Force Museum ( RAFM, R.A.F.M) and Commonwealth War Graves Commission as we bring you a full programme of free events and talks exploring the British Commonwealth forces in the Far East during the Second World War.

And don't forget to sign up to our live debate and question and answer session happening this Saturday at 2pm entitled Never Forgotten: The War in the Far East and in Modern Memory.

Join historians from the four VJ75 partner organisations as they explore the road to Victory over Japan and discuss how it is remembered in myth and memory.

Register to be part of it: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/neverforgotten/register
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