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Australia reflects on Victory in the Pacific 75 years after history’s deadliest conflict ended – ABC News

Les Cook and his father tweaked their ages to enlist to fight in World War II.
Key points:

  • Today marks 75 years since Japan surrendered, ending World War II
  • More than 1 million Australians served in the armed forces during the war
  • About 40,000 of those servicemen and women never returned, either killed in battle or dying in captivity

Les wasn’t old enough to sign up, while his father, Ernest Cook, lied to say he was younger than he was he, too, would not have…

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