Kōrero: Second World War

VJ Day

News of Japan's surrender following the dropping of two atom bombs was received in New Zealand at 11 a.m. on 15 August 1945. Sirens sounded immediately, and before long streamers were unfurled, and there were bands playing and people dancing in the streets. This film records some of the celebrations in Wellington and Auckland on that day.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 208. National Film Unit, 1945

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Final victory', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/34590/vj-day (accessed 17 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016