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Victory in the Pacific 75th Anniversary

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The Queensland RSL (Returned Services League) will be commemorating Victory in the Pacific Day with installations up in lights on Brisbane City Hall from the 10th of August to the 15th of August. The installation will run every 15 minutes from 6pm until 10pm each evening. This is a free event that should be an interesting look back at history.

Brisbane City Hall is located at 64 Adelaide Street Brisbane and easily accessible by public transport.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the War in the Pacific on the 15th of August and the Department of Veterans Affairs has upgraded the ANZAC360 app to include the Fall of Singapore.

This will allow the next generation of Australians to learn about the beginning of a precarious time in Australia's history during the Second World War by using virtual reality technology, through drone footage and blending of modern-day imagery with pictures and footage of the action.

The Fall of Singapore and capture of so many Australians was a devastating event and made a Japanese invasion of the Australian mainland a real possibility.

This is the third stage of the ANZAC360 app which brings to life the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War, and important stories of the Burma-Thailand Railway and the Sandakan death marches in the Second World War.

The app is available for free download from the App Store search 'ANZAC 360' - and is a wonderful resource. It will assist your understanding of VP Day.

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Why? Important to remember and learn
When: From 6pm until 10pm each night
Where: Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free Event
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