The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.

PRINCE Philip can be seen in a historic photograph released by the Royal Family to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
Cook, who has grandchildren and great-grandchildren, retired from his job after winning, the press release stated. Feeney had already retired from the fire department.

The Duke recalled what happened on the day the Japanese surrendered. He called the surrender a “great relief,” and added the ship moved on to Hong Kong afterwards.

Prince Philip said: “From there, we went on to Hong Kong, and the most extraordinary sensation – we sailed, we suddenly realised we didn’t have to darken ship anymore. We didn’t have to close all the scuttles. We didn’t have to turn the lights out.” He also remembered the ‘most extraordinary sensation’ of rescuing prisoners of war who had been held by the Japanese.


Photo courtesy Naval Historical Center Photo # SC 213700 and PA / PA Archive / PA Images

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