Celebrating Victory in Europe: 8 May 1945
Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day in Australia and the United Kingdom, or V-E Day in North America, celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces on 8 May 1945.

On this day

On this day
24 January

1945—Three battalions from the Australian 7th Brigade began offensive patrolling operations as part of the advance on the PURIATA RIVER in south Bougainville

1968— 2 RAR troops, including a company of Royal New Zealand Infantry soldiers, (carrying on the ANZAC tradition), made first contact with communist forces in the area of BIEN HOA, Vietnam. These troops and American units sought to dominate the area near SAIGON and prevent enemy attacks on nearby military bases and installations