It’s here – The VJ Day Special Edition Tommy

A note from the Royal British Legion Industries Village (formerly the There But Not There organization).


Commemorate the 75th Anniversary year of VJ Day. Check out our VJ Day Special Edition Tommy collection.

We are very proud of this VJ Day Special Edition Tommy, we have been working very hard with historian and author Neil Storey, sourcing archive images to put together for this commemorative collection. Over the coming days we will also have activity packs, street party baking boxes available and we are looking for VJ Day street party organisers too (social distancing of course). Plus a free living history video series available.

We have lots of VJ Day products including a 28 page booklet, VJ Day engraved Tommy, badges, stickers, posters and lots more.

Support veterans of today by remembering the sacrifices of the past.

THE FULL VJ DAY TOMMY COLLECTION
WHAT IS VJ DAY

Victory over Japan Day (also known as V-J Day, Victory in the Pacific Day, or V-P Day) is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.

The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – August 15, 1945, in Japan, and because of time zone differences, August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – aswell as to September 2, 1945, when the surrender document was signed, officially ending World War II.

THE HISTORY OF VJ DAY
LIVING HISTORY WITH
HISTORIAN NEIL STOREY
Historian and Author Neil Storey has very kindly put together some short videos for RBLI to share with you. They highlight some of the challenges our forgotten army faced, like the lack of drinking water in the Jungle and dealing with leeches. Neil shows us some of the solutions and techniques our soldiers use to overcome these challenges.

WATCH THE VIDEOS
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