VJ Day 75

Never Forgotten

VJ 75 Never Forgotten

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 anniversary 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.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY'S ONLINE PROGRAM OF EVENTS
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Friday 14 August 2020

Friday 10AM

A focus on the vast geography of the Pacific War and an Introduction to the Royal Navy and VJ Day

Friday 11AM

 Geography for the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth support

 

 

Friday 12PM

Rediscovering stories from the Pacific War

 

Friday 2PM

Friday 4PM

  • Video - The Fleet Train


Saturday 15 August 2020

Saturday 10AM

Saturday 11AM

NATIONAL COMMEMORATION - BBC Rememberance Television Broadcast at 11am


Saturday 12PM

Stories about and from the Prisoners of War (PoW)

 


Saturday 2PM

A focus on what happened when the fighting stopped and live museums debate

All Museums

Saturday 5PM

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Sunday 2PM

All Museums


Access to events, videos and blogs in the schedule from the other museums can be accessed by clicking the relevant link below.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS VJ DAY CONTENT

VJ75 at the Royal Air Force Museum
VJ75 at the National Army Museum
VJ75 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 Royal Air Force Museum National Army MuseumCommonwealth War Graves

DON'T FORGET TO DONATE

We have loved working alongside our partner museums to bring you this commemoration and now, more than ever, we need your continued support. Please donate today and your generous donation will be split between the three tri-service museums, enabling us to continue our vital work looking after our remarkable collections, and telling the stories of those who who fought for us. Click on the link to donate: https://thyg.uk/AUU39011 

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