75th anniversary of Japanese surrender ending Second World Wa r- BBC News

by birtanpublished on August 16, 2020

Commemorations have taken place around the world marking the 75th anniversary of japan's surrender ending the second world war the prince of wales led the remembrance in the uk joining veterans and military personnel

For a service at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire he paid tribute to the courage of those who fought in the far east saying their service and sacrifice would echo through the ages

And he remembered all those whose lives were blighted by the conflict our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has the full story in the open spaces of the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire

A carefully choreographed commemoration attended by 40 veterans who served in the 14th sometimes forgotten army many thousands lost their lives in the jungles of southeast asia

And in japanese prisoner of war camps they shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them after the sounding of the last post by a royal marine bugler

A two-minute silence was led by the prince of wales and in remembrance of lives lost from so many nations from british pre-partitioned indian and other allied armies

Wreaths were placed at memorials here and in many of the nations which were involved in the conflict today in this hallowed place and in the presence of all those

Gathered here or in their homes wherever they may be let us affirm that they and the surviving veterans are not forgotten rather you are respected

Thanked and cherished with all our hearts and for all time in a tribute recorded on horse guards parade and broadcast by the bbc tonight images of veterans including the duke of

Edinburgh he was aboard a warship in tokyo bay when the second world war ended his grandson spoke of the need to cherish peace we must not forget our

Responsibility to learn the lessons of the past and ensure that the horrors of the second world war are never repeated we owe that to our veterans to their

Families and to the generations who will come after us 75 years on thanks were given for the moment a world war ended nicholas witchell bbc news

Well 50 000 british and commonwealth troops died in the war against japan half in prison camps some of their relatives joined surviving veterans at the memorial arboretum and our correspondent sean lloyd was

There 96 year old joan burfield known as johnny since her navy days one of the remaining few who remember vj day because they were there she was then a

Wren aged 21 stationed in the far east and tasked with decoding signals one of a group of young women who'd joined the navy to serve their country 75 years on she hasn't forgotten the

Most important message she came across we were receiving signals you know from all over the place and somebody just shouted it's over it's over the wall's finished but we still had to carry on for sergeant

Francis rayleigh the japanese surrender signaled the first steps towards freedom like thousands of others he'd endured years of suffering in prisoner of war camps

His daughter's proud to be here today he was taken captive by the japanese and taken to sumatra and he was there for three and a half years where he saw the most horrendous torture of people he was lucky that he didn't

Receive you know too much bad treatment in that respect but it must have been horrific for him gosh if he was here today he he he'd just well he'd say his buttons would be popping off his chest

That's just how he was you'd just be thrilled to be here it was an event to mark an historic day it's been a lovely service and that has brought back lots of memories especially when they talked

About the prisoners because those men who were half starved could hardly walk remembering those who finally brought the second world war to a close

Sean lloyd bbc news staffordshire japan's emperor has expressed deep remorse today for his country's wartime actions at a ceremony in tokyo emperor naruhito expressed hopes the ravages of war would

Never be repeated while japan's prime minister said his country now consistently values peace

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