There are plenty of things to watch, tune in to and get involved with in the countdown to the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August…
- 7.30pm: Hosted virtually, by the National Army Museum, authors and historians James Holland and Dr Robert Lyman explore the War in Burma, which was one of the most gruelling campaigns of the Second World War.
- 12noon: Big Ideas and the Centre for Military History and Conflict Research at the United Service Institution of India host India Remembers, an event bringing together the UK and India to mark the role of the Indian Army in the Second World War.
- 4pm: Dan Snow will be bringing you The History Hit – VJ Day: Britain’s War Against Japan – with Military Historian Ashley Jackson & Film Maker Alex Bescoby.
- 12noon: Join historian Yasmin Khan in conversation with journalist and author Shrabani Basu as they discuss India’s role in the Second World War. Join the National Army Museum event virtually from home
- 11am: Join Robert McLean from the National Army Museum’s visitor experience team on a virtual tour of the galleries, exploring the story of the Far East campaign through the objects on display.
- 4pm: Historian Dan Snow will be bringing you his latest episode of History Hit – China’s War Against Japan.
- Sunrise / 06:00am: Waking up to Peace: lone pipers will play at sunrise in the UK and in the Far East.
- 09.30am: Watch the Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum, which will include music from the Armed Forces, broadcast on BBC One.
- 11am: Take part in the two minute silence, led by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales from the National Memorial Arboretum.
- 11.30am- 17.30pm: Look up for the Red Arrows, who will take to the skies for a stunning UK-wide flypast over Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London
- 2pm: In a debate hosted by the National Army Museum, historians will explore the roles on land, sea and air throughout the Far East campaign, and examine how it continues to be commemorated.
- 4pm: Join Second World War veterans Captain Sir Tom Moore and Private Joseph Hammond in this online event in conversation with Dr Peter Johnston of the National Army Museum.
- 8.30pm: Watch ‘VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute’, on BBC One, filmed on Horse Guards Parade with famous faces reading tributes, military bands and dramatic visual projection.
- All day: ‘Then and Now’, Look out for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, who will feature alongside other WW2 veterans on large screens across the country in a poignant photo montage series.
- 4pm: Historian Dan Snow will be bringing you his latest episode of History Hit – America’s War Against Japan.