VP75: Paths to Victory

Final year ... 1945

A year-by-year description of Australia's involvement in World War II. Taking you through photographs, newspaper clippings, newsreels and our veterans' stories so you can see what people did, read, saw and remembered.


Episode 4 of our Paths to Victory series explores how the war ends with the defeat of Japan

A crowd of people with hands raise and cheering


Display our printable VP Day posters in your local community to remember those who served in World War II

Home Front: Victory in the Pacific Day Poster 2020


Newsreel footage of Australian soldiers on Borneo was shown at cinemas throughout Australia

Veterans' stories

Fred Sharon landed on Borneo at Tarakan as part of the RAAF's ground troops sent in to support the operation

Protrait of an elderly man wearing a red polo shirt

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Commemorations and War Graves Australia is an official channel for the Department of Veterans' Affairs. We share heartwarming and little-known stories of Australians who served in our defence forces.