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Newbury - 70th Anniversary Commemorations of VJ Day - Saturday 15 August 2015


Whilst the war in Europe ended in early May 1945, it continued in the Far East.  The Japanese finally surrendered on 14 August 1945 following the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria. The next day, Wednesday 15 August 1945 was celebrated as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day.

Newbury will be holding a brief service at the War Memorial, Bartholomew Street, to mark 70th Anniversary of VJ Day commencing at 10.45 am including a silence at 11 am.

Mayor of Newbury, Councillor Howard Bairstow, said, “It is hoped that many sections of our community will attend this service at the War Memorial to mark the 70th anniversary of the very end of the Second World War.”