Few words spoken in Australia's history have triggered such spontaneous displays of emotion as these words of Prime Minister Ben Chifley, spoken over the wireless on the morning of 15 August 1945, "Fellow Citizens, the war is over". This book offers a few stories of Australians and their experiences. They are not representative of all, for there were so many and so varied. They are stories intended to illustrate what VP Day may have meant to some or many Australians, showing joy, heartache, difficulties, hopes and changes wrought by the arrival of peace
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs 'Australians in the Pacific War' series follows the events of several Pacific War campaigns throughout 1940-1945, covering details with clear insight and imagery easily understandable for all audiences.