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15 August - Ben Chifley, announces atomic bomb ends the war

Unread postby Max ADU » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:13 pm

This Day in Australian History
Wednesday, August 15, 1945
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Australian Prime Minister
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Ben Chifley announces the end of the war against Japan, on what is now known as VP Day (Victory in the Pacific) in Australia.

On 14 August 1945, Japan accepted the Allied demand for unconditional surrender following the devastating atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

On this day, Emperor Hirohito accepted the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, also known as the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender. On 15 August 1945,

It's Official
Australian Prime Minister
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Ben Chifley officially announced the end of the war against Japan. August 15 has subsequently been commemorated as "Victory in the Pacific" or "VP Day" since then.

VP Day is also known as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, particularly in the United Kingdom, the United States and New Zealand.

The day is still observed with respect by veterans and members of the Defence forces.
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Re: 15 August - Ben Chifley, announces atomic bomb ends the war

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