VJ Day

VJ Day: The Burma Veteran

This week marks 75 years since Japan surrendered and ended World War II

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day (VJ Day) on August 15, 2020, we're taking a look at some of the important ways the 70th anniversary was marked.
 
Mordaunt Cohen was in Burma as part of an anti-aircraft unit defending RAF air strips and, during his service, survived malaria, hepatitis and gruelling conditions. 
 
In 2015, four years before his death in 2019, Mordaunt shared his recollections with Forces TV reporter Victoria Smith.
 
This is an edited article first published in 2015.
 

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