A service was held today at the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate Victory over Japan Day. Its 67 years since Japan surrendered to the allies after almost six years of war.
Today survivors of the conflict and members of the Midlands Japanese Association came together in a service of reconciliation.
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A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."
Bright and fairly breezy today with sunny spells.