CWGC Newsletter

One of the few benefits of this year is the fact that so many of the normal activities that we would be unable to travel to attend have shifted to an online format.

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

Between 1941 and 1945, the British Commonwealth forces and their allies fought a bitter campaign against the Japanese in Asia. Whilst VE Day, 8 May 1945, marked the end of the Second World War for many in Europe, thousands of British Commonwealth service personnel remained engaged in bitter conflict in the Far East. From the jungles of Burma to the remote islands of the Pacific, they fought a tenacious enemy across challenging terrain.
To mark 75 years since Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, 15 August 1945, we’re teaming up with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, The Royal Air Force Museum and The National Army Museum to bring you a series of free online talks and events exploring the contributions of the British Commonwealth forces and their allies during the Second World War’s Far East campaign.

Click below to find out more.

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Our #VJDay75 events

Highlights of our #VJDay75 programme include a debate on the legacy of the campaign with historians from across the four organisations, stories from veterans who took part in the campaign and live talks with historians James Holland, Robert Lyman, Yasmin Khan and Julie Summers.

Click here to register your interest

The Rising Sun

In the first of a three-part series of multimedia articles, we take a look back at the earlier days of the Second World War when Commonwealth service personnel first encountered Japanese forces. We explore the history and highlight the stories of many of those who died, who we now commemorate across Asia.


Do you have a relative who fought in the Far East campaign during the Second World War? Leave a lasting tribute to them on our digital Wall of Remembrance.

Click here to leave your Tribute

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