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VJ Days

A Bedfordshire village celebrates Allied victory in the Pacific with a street party, captured in full colour by amateur filmmaker and Aspley Guise resident A.R. Sinfield.

Amateur film 1945 5 mins Silent

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Three months after celebrating victory in Europe, the Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise return to the streets to celebrate the official end of the War, as Japan surrender to the Allied Forces in the Pacific region. Streets are decorated once again, here, in Duke Street and The Square parties are held. Young and old revel, some in fancy dress costume, but all proudly flying the red, white and blue of Britain and their Allied counterparts, the United States of America.