VJ Day 75

“We have our part to play in restoring the shattered fabric of civilisation. It is a proud and difficult part, and if you carry on in the years to come as you have done so splendidly in the war, you and your children can look forward to the future, not with fear, but with high hopes of a surer happiness for all.

“It is to this great task that I call you now, and I know that I shall not call in vain.”

His Majesty King George VI, 15 August 1945