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Vj 75Th Anniversary

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Deskdiary | 20:31 Sat 15th Aug 2020 | News
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Anybody been watching this today?

I watched most of it, in between watching every Premiership Rugby game - god I've missed rugby.

Did anybody see the Kohima Epitaph: "When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today."

Jesus Christ, that sent a massive shiver down my spine.

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I'm glad the anniversary has been remembered. As someone who remembered VJ day very well it has always been surprising and sad to me that it seems a bit of a forgotten "add on " to VE day. And yes DD that quotation is so moving and sums it all up really. There were such horrors - particularly in the POW camps.
That should be tattooed on the arms of all those that think it's funny to desecrate war memorials DD
Yes - and YES. We say the Kohima Epitaph every year at church at our Remembrance service. A child usually stands up to recite it. It is very, very moving.
I thought Boris delivered 'They shall grow not old' extremely well also.
I was in tears throughout a lot of the programme.
I was so pleased it was commemorated, as I've said elsewhere my mother was so angry on the 50th VE day anniversary because there was nothing for people like my Dad who were out east. Some out there suffered the most appalling conditions.
I've currently watching it on BBC 1, so humbling
At last, recognition of FARELF and their painful overlooked war at the hands of the japanese. I appreciated the railway lines lining the memorial, signifying the Burma railway attrocity.
This was an excellent programme Very moving
Who was the singer at the end who sang You’ll never walk alone ? Didn’t catch his name
Wonderful. I would like to know the name of the last singer too. What a handsome man and such a great voice.
He had a beautiful baritone voice whoever he was Bobbie
My uncle was a POW in Japan. He never wanted to talk about it nor see VJ Day commemorated. Just saying.
Sir Willard White is his name
Thanks for that bobbiesox Beautiful voice
I have heard of him. Lovely to see Nicola from Girls Aloud. What a beautiful voice she has.
Yes Nicola was really good too
Sheridan Smith tonight too , very good
It was all very well done. I'm a bit in love with Martin Shaw. He lives quite near us! Beautiful speaking voice.
I was keep waiting of loud applause like there is at the R.A H , strange times we live in now
My dad played the piano for George's far east tour.

Here's an interesting article from the BBC regarding VJ Day: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-53769459/vj-day-the-forgotten-african-soldiers-of-the-burma-campaign
For some reason VE and VJ Days pass by largely unnoticed in Canada and the US.

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