Get involved with VJ Day75

PLEASE follow the latest government guidance on social distancing and do not mix with more than one other household indoors at any given time.


Mark VJ Day75 

Back in 1945 when victory was declared across the globe, street parties were a great part of the VJ Day celebration, and whilst we with the current government restrictions, may not be able to commemorate in the same way, we are inviting households to mark the anniversary either outdoors while following social distancing guidance, at home, or online.

From quizzes to craft activities, we've put together a variety of materials to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Colouring in posters

Learn about the history behind VJ Day

Why not decorate the house in red, white and blue trimmings?

Here's a few crafting ideas to help mark VJ Day 75 at home.

Our cultural partners, Inspire have some great ideas for crafting at home, from family treasures bunting to how to make your own rosette! Visit the Inspire website to download the 'how to guides'

Short on time? No problem, here's some bunting templates all ready to go, just print and cut out. Download bunting template.

You can use these resources to find out more about memorials near you

  • IWM’s War Memorials Register allows you to search almost 90,000 UK war memorials and the names of more than 1.2 million people. To search for your local war memorials type in the name of your village, town or city and click search. You can narrow down the results by using filters which include, location, war commemorated and memorial type. Search the register.
  • Commonwealth War Graves lists more than 170,000 UK war graves across 13,000 different locations, searchable on its website, so you can find out more about war graves near you. Alternatively, you can download the War Graves App and use its “What’s near me” function to find sites near you. Find records here.

If you find out more about your family’s history or your local community’s contribution and would like to share what you’ve learned, use #Notts75 or email. 

Learn more about the forgotten army of WWII: West Africa's solders in Burma in this exclusive video the The Guardian.

Here are a few poems to help commemorate WWII

Notts TV will be broadcasting Nottinghamshire's commemorations of the 75th anniversary of VJDay 

Tune in from 12.30pm on Saturday 15 August. Find out more.

BBC to mark VJ Day 75 with special programming remembering the ‘forgotten army’

To commemorate this anniversary and remember those who served in the Far East, the BBC will broadcast two special programmes.

  • VJ Day 75: The Nation Remembers
    BBC One, Saturday 15 August 2020, 9.30-11.30am
  • VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute
    BBC One, Saturday 15 August 2020, 8.30-10pm


The nation's remembrance Saturday 15 August

We are encouraging all Nottinghamshire residents to take part in a national moment of Remembrance on Saturday 15 August.

A Two Minute Silence will take place at 11am. Tune in to BBC One (9.30-11.30am) for live coverage from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, where the remembrance commemoration is taking place.

This is our opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today.


Test your knowledge with this quiz

Download and have a go - just remember no peeking at the answers or looking on Google! 

Don't forget to tune into Notts TV's live broadcast of Nottinghamshire's VJ Day 75th anniversary commemorations. Find out how to tune in.



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