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On hearing on radio of the Japanese offer to surrender, American soldiers and English girls parade the “Stars and Stripes” past the famous Criterion restaurant

On hearing on radio of the Japanese offer to surrender, American soldiers and English girls parade the “Stars and Stripes” past the famous Criterion restaurant

Source / August 15, 2014 / 41

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Civilians and service personnel in London’s Picadilly Circus celebrate the news of the Allied Victory, 15 August 1945.

Civilians and service personnel in London’s Picadilly Circus celebrate the news of the Allied Victory, 15 August 1945.

Source / August 15, 2014 / 45

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A Chinese soldier being carried around by American GIs on VJ Day/Piccadilly Circus, London

A Chinese soldier being carried around by American GIs on VJ Day/Piccadilly Circus, London

Source / August 15, 2014 / 62

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Londoners celebrating the announcement of Japan’s surrender, 15 August 1945

On the afternoon of 15 August 1945 (or 14 August, depending on the timezone) the Japanese government surrendered to the Allies. The Second World War was, for all intensive purposes, finally over. Named in the same fashion as V-E Day, Victory over Japan Day is celebrated on the 15th in mainly the UK; in Japan, the day is a marker for remembrance.

The actual treaty would not be signed until 2 September 1945 (the official V-J Day in the United States), but fighting ceased upon the 15th August announcement. 

August 15, 2014, 12:00pm / 184

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An American soldiers sits on top of a traffic light in London to celebrate the news of the end of the war.

An American soldiers sits on top of a traffic light in London to celebrate the news of the end of the war.

Source / August 15, 2014 / 118

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Yankees sleep in London law courts, ca. 1917/1918

Yankees sleep in London law courts, ca. 1917/1918

Source / July 21, 2014 / 87

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Civilians of South East London cheering on a train of passing soldiers who had just arrived back to England after being evacuated from Dunkirk.

Civilians of South East London cheering on a train of passing soldiers who had just arrived back to England after being evacuated from Dunkirk.

Source / May 31, 2014 / 62

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Damage suffered by the properties of Wood Street, london following a Zeppelin air raid on 8/9 September 1915.

The damaged done by the Zeppelins would, of course, pale in comparison to Hitler’s Luftwaffe. 

Damage suffered by the properties of Wood Street, london following a Zeppelin air raid on 8/9 September 1915.

The damaged done by the Zeppelins would, of course, pale in comparison to Hitler’s Luftwaffe. 

Source / March 09, 2014 / 48

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