VJ Day: Bramley remembers ‘forgotten’ war

16 August 2015

Veterans and residents from Bramley, Rodley and Stanningley helped mark 70 years since Victory over Japan Day and the final end of World War Two hostilities.

They gathered at Bramley War Memorial to pay their respects at a short service led by the Rev Paul Crabb.

VJ Day Bramley

The end of the Service, “When you go home, tell them of us and say For their tomorrow, we gave our today” Photo: Ian Johnstone/Facebook

Lasting three years and seeing some 300,000 men taken prisoner, the conflict with Japan was the longest campaign of the Second World War but is rarely commemorated as widely as events in Europe.

A similar service took place at Pudsey Cenotaph.

 

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