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Coping with isolation in the Far East was a challenge for all Allied forces, whether they were from Britain or a Commonwealth nation.
When Marie Garcia joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service she had no idea she would end up working on D-Day.
With the end of the war in Asia and the Pacific, over a million servicemen and women from Britain and across the Commonwealth had to be demobilised and transported home.
To mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August, help us remember the forgotten history of those who fought in the Far East by sharing a story or message of thanks on our interactive map.
To mark Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day, we're celebrating how their roles have changed over the last 100 years.
Tom Boardman became a prisoner of war when British forces surrendered to Japan in Singapore in 1942.
Merrythought have teamed up with RBL to produce a beautiful line of collectable teddy bears, starting with The Royal British Legion Centenary Bear.
In 1958 Peter Cherry was sent to fight in Cyprus after less than 3 months training. From trying to disperse riots to looking for terrorists, this is his story.
Bill Harrison flew Beaufighters during the Second World War. He talks about crash landing, taking fire, and the comrades he lost.
Winifred Blackwell shares her memories of being a Barrage Balloon Operator during the Second World War.
Denis Fawcett joined the Royal Marines in 1940 and served at D-Day. In June 2016 he was awarded the Lègion d’Honneur.
At 18, Kenneth Lown joined the Fleet Air Arm of The Royal Navy and trained as an Observer.
Read about the largest seaborne invasion in history. Here are 10 things you might not know about operation D-Day.
Seventy-five years since the Normandy beach landings, photographer Stuart Wood's photographs pay tribute to the veterans who were part of D-Day.
Photographer Stuart Wood talks about the inspiration behind his project to capture the memories and experiences of D-Day veterans.
In the Second World War Frank Preston was an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy and served alongside troops from over 12 countries on D-Day.