BRITAIN HEARS NEWS OF END OF JAP WAR: CELEBRATING VICTORY IN JAPAN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 15 AUGUST 1945

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  • D 25636
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In London's Piccadilly Circus,a group of servicemen and women, and a civilian woman, link arms as they walk towards the camera, singing as they dance in celebration around Eros (not pictured), on the news that the war in Japan is over. Behind them, crowds of people are gathered in the sunshine. Several buses can also be seen. This photograph was taken from beside Eros, looking towards Piccadilly (left) and Regent Street (right).

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Civilians and service personnel in London's Picadilly Circus celebrate the news of Allied Victory over Japan in August 1945.

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