Second World War: Tell us your VP Day stories for the 75th anniversary

Tell us your VP Day stories for the 75th anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, on August 15, 1945, the Second World War was finally over and VP Day was gazetted.

The day, "Victory in the Pacific Day", commemorates Japan's unconditional surrender as Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's acceptance of the Allies' terms.

The surrender of Nazi Germany had occurred three months earlier.

At the time of VP Day, Australian forces were engaged in campaigns across the Pacific - in New Guinea, Bougainville, New Britain, Borneo, and in the Philippines - and Australian prisoners of the Japanese were spread throughout Asia.

Most had expected the war against Japan to continue into 1946, but instead Australians enjoyed what Prime Minister Chifley called "this glorious moment".

We'd love to hear your family's stories of that moment and their contributions to the VP Day fight.

If you've got letters at home, memorabilia, or stories you'd like to tell, we'd love to share them - just fill out this form below and we'll be in touch: