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    VJ.

    The Allies celebrated victory over Japan on 15th August 1945, although the Japanese administration under General Koiso Kuniaki did not officially surrender with a signed document until 2nd September.
    Both dates are known as VJ Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    At noon on 8th May The Admiralty directed the German High Command to give surrender orders to all U-boats at sea.


    Sir Max Horton formally took the surrender of this token force at 2.pm on 14th May.

    Great sense of justice !
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    Saw a program about NZ the other day. One of those subs stayed around that area, even fired on a ship as it was leaving port (missed) The sub took flight straight after thinking it would be chased. It took till 1960 apparently for anyone to find out this had happened. Every one was unaware the whole thing had even occurred and carried on as usual.
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    There were many incidents occurring that were never made public for years.
    When the War room under Whitehall were opened after the obligatory 30 years they discovered papers belonging to Churchill.
    He had plans for the war going on until 1960 at least.
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    Germany’s surrender was not a surprise.

    The news of Germany’s surrender was not surprising. It had been anticipated for some time and people across Britain were on standby to start celebrating the end of the war.
    The announcement that the war had ended in Europe was broadcast to the British people over the radio late in the day on 7 May. The BBC interrupted its scheduled programming with a news flash announcing that Victory in Europe Day would be a national holiday, to take place the following day.
    Many people in Britain didn't wait for the official day of celebration and began the festivities as soon as they heard the news on 7 May. After years of wartime restrictions and dangers – from food and clothes rationing to blackouts and bombing raids – it was understandable how eager they were to finally be able to let loose and enjoy themselves. Colourful bunting and flags soon lined the streets of villages, towns and cities across Britain. On the eve of VE Day, bonfires were lit, people danced and the pubs were full of revellers.

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-...w-about-ve-day
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    Such a shame we still haven't learnt our lessons about conflicts. They are still going on without abatement.
    Not a news broadcast goes by without reporting somewhere in the world people are fighting each other.
    A grim way to live for some.

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    It is Victoria, but consider this.
    There ae five major arms manufacturers across the globe, Russia, UK, France USA and China.
    They do not stock pile what they make so it has to be used somewhere.

    The other side of this put to me by a University lecturer, while all these smaller nations are engaged in such conflict they will not be a problem for the west.
    A terrible contemplation but no doubt the truth.
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    Celebrations on VE Day, Lands End radio station kept repeating (VE) in Morse code. Nobody answered, radio silence. We were in my last Convoy ON 300 to Halifax. Uboats were ordered to hoist a Black Flag, the old Royal Navy signal you're a Pirate vessel. Our escorts took one or two to under guard to Halifax. Cheers, Eric

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    Great to see you posting again Eric, hope all is good with you, all the best. John F

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    World War 2

    OFFICIAL PROGRAMME of the VICTORY CELEBRATIONS

    https://www.naval-history.net/WW2MiscVictoryParade1.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric fisher View Post
    Celebrations on VE Day, Lands End radio station kept repeating (VE) in Morse code. Nobody answered, radio silence. We were in my last Convoy ON 300 to Halifax. Uboats were ordered to hoist a Black Flag, the old Royal Navy signal you're a Pirate vessel. Our escorts took one or two to under guard to Halifax. Cheers, Eric
    Good job the mores operator knew his E from his D.
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