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News Papers, The Herald and The Argus

From the Collection of Geelong RSL Sub Branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

Description
Two News Papers, oblong, buff colour, paper.
Size
Various.
Object Registration
GRSL129
Keywords
ww2, news papers, the herald, the augus
Historical information
The two News Papers are the Victory Editions of 15 August 1945 announcing Victory in the Pacific. 15 August each year is the celebrated date of VP day and commemorates the acceptance of unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945, it meant for Australians that WW2 was over. The Herald advises that the surrender was announced by the British Prime Minister Mr Attlee.
When Made
15 August 1945
Made By
The Herald (News Paper Printers), The Argus (Makers of News Papers)
Significance
These two News Papers are the originals as printed on 15 August 1945, that announced Victoria in the Pacific. The surrender was announced by the British Prime Minister Mr Attlee from London.
Inscriptions & Markings
The Herald dated 15 August 1945, 16 Pages and the Argus dated 15 August 1945, 20 Pages.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM