[Prime Minister Ben Chifley At The VP Day Ceremonies. Australian War Memorial, Canberra]
[Prime Minister Ben Chifley At The VP Day Ceremonies. Australian War Memorial, Canberra]
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[Prime Minister Ben Chifley At The VP Day Ceremonies. Australian War Memorial, Canberra]

1945. Pair of vintage silver gelatin photographs, each with “Royal Australian Air Force” copyright stamp with captions and date in ink verso, 15 x 20cm (approx. each). Creases, scuffing, one with cracking to upper left corner.

Stamp and captions include “Crown copyright reserved. Unit: SOP. Date: 16.8.45. Subject: VE/VP Day Ceremonies.”

On 15th August 1945, Ben Chifley announced that the Japanese Government had accepted terms of surrender, and that World War II for Australia was over. The 15th of August became celebrated as VP Day (Victory over the Pacific. Also known as VJ or VE day). Images show Mr Chifley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the Australian War Memorial for the service. Ref: AWM.

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Item #CL179-20

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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