Queen Elizabeth pays tribute on 75th anniversary of Japan’s WW2 defeat

London, August 15

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to the sacrifice of troopers on the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which marks victory over Japan and the top of World War Two, as she recalled the anguish of the conflict and pleasure of its conclusion.

Japan signalled its intention to give up on August 15, 1945, after atom bombs have been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Japan’s emperor has expressed “deep remorse” for the nation’s wartime previous.

Elizabeth, 94, mentioned she would always remember the jubilant scenes and overwhelming sense of aid on the finish of the conflict.

“Amongst the joy at the end of the conflict, we also remembered, as we do today, the terrible devastation that it brought, and the cost borne by so many,” she mentioned in a message.

“Prince Philip and I join many around the world in sending our grateful thanks to the men and women from across the Commonwealth, and Allied nations, who fought so valiantly to secure the freedoms we cherish today.”

Elizabeth, a young person when the conflict broke out, discovered to drive army vehicles and be a mechanic whereas serving within the ladies’s Auxiliary Territorial Service. She was within the Buckingham Palace when it was bombed in September 1940.

Her husband, Philip, who served within the British navy through the conflict and was on board the destroyer HMS Whelp in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese give up was signed, will function in a photograph montage of dwelling veterans which can be proven on massive screens in places throughout the nation.

His son, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, will lead a nationwide two-minute silence on the National Memorial Arboretum in central England whereas grandson Prince William will function in a particular BBC TV programme. Reuters

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