With the end of the war announced, people around Australia poured into the streets in celebration. In Sydney’s Martin Place, a scene that was repeated in towns and cities around Australia; a huge crowd celebrated Japan’s surrender and the end of the War. Almost a million Australians had served during World War II, with some 39,000 having lost their lives and more than 30,000 had been made prisoners of war.
Designed to support the Home Front poster for Remembrance Day 2020, the Wartime Snapshot No 29 features a short essay on exploring what happened directly following the end of the Second World War. It's supported by learning activities to support teachers and students.