VJ Day Stories

Read this collection of stories from the men and women who fought and lived in the Far East during the war with the Japanese Empire, 1941-45.

VJ Day Stories

Read this collection of stories from the men and women who fought and lived in the Far East during the war with the Japanese Empire, 1941-45.

British experiences in the Far East were incredibly varied and here our supporters are able to reflect on this - some were children who were incarcerated in Japanese camps with their families, others were servicemen who experienced both the brutalities of Jungle warfare and life as a Japanese Prisoner of War.

"I have been kicked by this enemy in the place where it hurts, and all the way from Rangoon to India where I had to dust off my pants. Now, gentlemen, we are kicking our Japanese neighbours back to Rangoon."

- Lieutenant General William Slim, 1944