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REMEMBER WHEN; When war was over.

Byline: D MITCHELL, Bensham, Gateshead.

CELEBRATING Geordies get a grandstand view as they crowd aboard lorries to see VJ (Victory over Japan) day, in Newcastle, in 1946.

Armoured cars of the army and troops, sailors and airmen paraded through the city to a rapturous welcome as Britain relaxed after years of war. But, while peace had broken out in 1945, rationing was still in place as British factories struggled to recover and change from war production to peacetime work.

CELEBRATING Geordies get a grandstand view as they crowd aboard lorries to see VJ (Victory over Japan) day, in Newcastle, in 1946.

Armoured cars of the army and troops, sailors and airmen paraded through the city to a rapturous welcome as Britain relaxed after years of war. But, while peace had broken out in 1945, rationing was still in place as British factories struggled to recover and change from war production to peacetime work.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 23, 2008
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