Remembering WWII's forgotten men





Hundreds of people gathered at the Cenotaph in central London on Sunday to observe the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II hostilities in the Far East - and to honour those who fell. But with veterans getting older each year, are enough of us taking time to remember the sacrifices of those who served in the so-called "forgotten war"?

The campaign in the Far East took on that description because the fighting that continued there into the summer of 1945 tended to be overlooked in the euphoria that greeted Germany's surrender months earlier.

Sunday's service was the last of a long programme of ceremonies stretching back to May that marked 60 years since World War II ended.

Nevertheless, crowds lined Whitehall four or five deep in places to ensure that the ceremony would not be overshadowed like the conflict it sought to commemorate.


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