VJ Day Memories


Our church remembered VJ day today. I wonder how many people even know what VJ day is, and what was going on 60 years ago. I know I knew very little before taking some time to read about it this year.

The BBC have a great site section devoted to VJ day and you can quickly see what was going on, and how the celebration of VE day had given way to fears and anxieties of what was emerging now the war was finally over, just three months later. Indeed read Churchill's speech made on 16th August to see the complexity and worries that peace now brought.