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50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific : 07-March-2011
50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific : 07-March-2011
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A plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific in World War Two.

VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.

The following day, 15 August, is usually referred to as VP Day. In August 1945 Australian governments gazetted a public holiday as VP Day and most newspapers reported it as such. However, the governments of Britain, the United States and New Zealand preferred VJ Day.


Address:Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch, 5351
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.601194
Long: 138.891444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:15-August-1945
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th August, 1995
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 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific

15th August 1995

Lyndoch Historical Society

Source: MA,TOH
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