Thursday, 22 September 2011

Today in History K G V Returns to Sydney 1945. And other Items of interest..

 re-designated Task Force 57, the British Pacific Fleet was again involved in operations in late March 1945, when it launched attacks on the Sakishimo-Gunto airfields, a task it repeated in early May. On 4 May 1945 King George V led battleships and cruisers in a forty-five minute bombardment of Japanese air facilities in the Ryukyu Islands. As the Allies approached the Japanese homeland, King George V was dispatched in mid-July to join the US battleships in a bombardment of industrial installations at Hitachi. King George V fired 267 rounds from her 14-inch guns during this operation. The task force then moved on to Hamamatsu in southern Honshu, where it carried out a further bombardment of aviation factories.[22] During the Okinawa campaign, the battleship supported four fast carriers of the British Pacific Fleet. Her last offensive action was a night bombardment of Hamamatsu on 29 and 30 July 1945.[23]

HMS King George V in Tokyo harbour in 1945. USS Missouri is visible in the background.
With the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the surrender that followed, King George V moved with other units of the British Pacific Fleet into Tokyo Bay to be present at the surrender ceremonies.[22]

[edit] Post war



After the surrender of Japan to end WW2, H M S King George V, The Flagship of the  Brit/Pacific Fleet and The Non Gold Card carrying war worn British sailors  returned to Sydney. The two week journey due to steering and problems created during the previous twelve months was tedious to say the least. but we were going home eventually?. it took over three months to fix the problems ???? But a slow journey home from Jan 6 1945  to March 13  1945 was painfully boring.
What surprised me was few Brits had a clue what had happened in the Far East, common Question was" what war was that?" Mind you the war in Europe has ceased ten months previously.people had other things on their mind.
>>> http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=23600
This is an actual film made of the surrender ceremony of the Japanese to MacArthur in Tokyo Bay in September 1945.
Actual voice of the General. Never been shown to the general public.
We always saw the "stills" but never the film itself.
Historical Footage:
Japanese Surrender Signing
Aboard Battleship Missouri -
Sunday Sept. 2, 1945.
An important piece of
history.
Click here: Japanese Surrender

Should any link fail, Copy and paste or re-type them into Google, sorry about this. Vest.
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6 comments:

Vest said...

Copy and paste into Google the last http' this will then perform.

Bridget Jones said...

Hi Vestie!!!

Vest said...

Hi Bridget!!!!!! Crikey it must be more than four years since we last connected, That was due to the furore over the Gun debate and my clash with the ZOM followers also TSHS. Please call again. I shall reconnect you to my Mail-outs, Hugs XXX.

D t w c. said...
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Vest said...

David T W C.
You will only achieve a minimal audience with minimally understood spouting of unnecessary alternate words. A Greek or Latin word does not make the message more important, that is why your last 18 posts have only attracted 11 comments three of which were yours .BTW YAAAH.
Keeping it simple for all to understand is more acceptable.

D. "There is nothing wrong with you that a Vasectomy of your vocal chords wouldn't fix".

Note the recipient does not allow me to visit his blog.

Vest said...

VIV: you have a unused blog site which is confusing to say the least.
Suggest you pass on a proper contact arrangement, IE an email address for starters, then I can respond.
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