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.

Nancy Wake: Stories of Service

Imagine going undercover as a spy in occupied France during World War II. You would need confidence and courage to carefully maintain your cover while gathering intelligence. Nancy Wake was so good at avoiding the Germans that the Gestapo code-named her 'the White Mouse'.

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Podcasts

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

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Posters

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

Newsreels

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

Veterans' stories

Victory in the Pacific mail-out

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VP Day and the end of World War II, we're sending free resources to schools, ex-service organisations and community organisations across Australia. Download these resources

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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.