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Victory in Japan - 15 August, 1945.

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On the afternoon of 15 August, 1945 Emperor Hirohito made a radio announcement to the Japanese people. He had agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, signalling Japan's surrender and the end of World War II...Continue Reading
Today marks the anniversary of the 1942 landings at Guadalcanal. Here is a look inside Campaign 284 - Guadalcanal 1942-43, one of our releases this month that looks at this major campaign of the Second World War...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Sinking of the PT-109

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Early in the morning of 2 August, 1943 Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was struck by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer.  It was cut in two, leaving Seamen Andrew Jackson Kirksey and Harold W. Marney dead and two others badly injured. The eleven survivors clung to the burning wreckage, amongst them future US President John F. Kennedy, who was commanding the PT-109 at the time...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Okinawa

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On the 21 June 1945 the last remnants of Japanese resistance at Okinawa fell, bringing the Battle of Okinawa to a close. The ferocious fighting had lasted for 82 days, and included the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War, huge kamikaze attacks and an incredible number of soldiers...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Midway

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On 6 June 1942, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway ended with a decisive American victory...Continue Reading

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