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Royals lead VJ Day 70th anniversary ceremonies

The Queen, members of the royal family and the Prime Minister led events marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

The nation commemorated the sacrifices of British Second World War forces who fought and died defeating Japan.

Security was tight amid reported terror threats to London events.

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'It made you more determined to see the thing through'

Second World War veterans gathered for VJ Day celebrations in London today. Among them was 95-year-old Douglas Blackwell who had fought against the Japanese in what was then Burma.

He spoke to ITV News:

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