V-J Day Street Parade
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #158

On August 14, 1945 Allied forces announced the surrender of Japan, signaling the end of World War II. Portsmouth citizens joined in spontaneous celebrations of "Victory over Japan" or V-J Day. Allied forces had dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the previous week. Photo by Frank Hersey.

 

 

 

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Spontaneous V-J Day Celebration in Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

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Portsmouth, NH, WW2, VJ Day Parade (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

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