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VJ Day anniversary

Title
VJ Day anniversary
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
Aug 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:16:15
Description
Petroc Trelawny reports from Buckingham Palace on the VJ Day 50th anniversary celebrations. Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster; Dr George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury; Viscount (John Douglas) Slim (reads Burma Epitaph); Sir Geoffrey Dalton, president of the Royal British Legion and The Right Reverend James Harkness Moderate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, all take the microphone during the service and say a few words. Last Post is played prior to two minute silence (Trelawny talks through). Lancaster bomber passes over and releases a million poppies on the crowd. Pipers play and trumpet reveille. Male studio reporter identified only as Roger (poss. Roger Walker?).
Contributors
Basil Hume; George Carey; John Douglas Slim; Geoffrey Dalton; James Harkness; Petroc Trelawny; Roger Walker?
Keywords
London; Anniversary celebrations; Second World War (1939-1945); Japan; Prisoners of War; VJ Day; Commemorative events; Anniversaries; Veterans (Armed Forces)

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