The world has witnessed several historical incidents which shook the world, world war 1 & world war two is among them. The named wars shook the world as a whole, and every country in the world faced poverty and several other severe consequences. These wars were fought for the sake of land, market, business, pride and greed to expand the power. The world witnessed the loss of millions of population.
However, the USA became the most incredible country after the end of world war 2. After defeating Japan, the world war two was stopped, the bombing in Hiroshima & Nagasaki resulted in numerous life’s loss which led to the surrender of Japan to America. The Historical day is celebrated as the Victory over Japan (VJ) Day throughout the world.
If in case you don’t know what Victory over Japan (VJ) Day is, I am here to help you out with your every query regarding Victory over Japan (VJ) Day and its importance. Take a look at the Historical significance of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.
What is Victory over Japan (VJ) Day?
The United Kingdom celebrates Victory over Japan (VJ) every year on the 15th of August. On the 15th of August, Japan surrendered to America due to which the world war two was ended. After the victory over Japan, US President Harry S Truman named this historical day as VJ day. He, in an interview, stated that the authorities of Japan have finally agreed to surrender and are ready to bear the loss generated due to Japan.
Why Did Japan Surrender?
During World War II, Japan did not even think that it would face the worst defeat. Japan was utterly broken after the US nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki City. Japan then did not have the ability to make much war. Emperor Hirohito of Japan conveyed to the US and its allied forces through ambassadors on the 10th of August 1945 that they wanted to surrender unconditionally.
It also included American ships and military boats which were captured by the Japanese army. Unaware of the emperor’s message, the Japanese army was fighting with the US Army in the Southern Sea and the Soviet Army in Manchuria. On the 12th of August, the Council of the Japanese Army fully agreed to surrender. In the Gulf region of Okinawa, Japanese military and naval vessels had ceased operations. Finally, on the afternoon of the 14th of August, the surrender documents were signed.
When is VJ Day 2020?
According to the Historical theories of UK, VJ Day is celebrated every year on the 15th of August in Uk. However, instead, the Americans recognize the 2nd of September, because it was the date of the official signing of the documents of the surrender of the battleship USS Missouri.
The celebration of VJ Day will get started after the “Battle’s O’er” which would be played by the lone pipers at dawn at HMS Belfast in London.
How will the UK celebrate VJ Day 2020
After that several shows will be broadcast on the BBC, somewhere on 9:30 and 11:30. You will see a short quietness at 11 am drove by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, which will be trailed by an RAF flyover.
Throughout the day, there will be tributes throughout the country. The giant screens will show a photo montage of living veterans, including the Duke of Edinburgh, who was on HMS Whelp in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrender was signed.