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110804-0004 - Korean Independence


Outside Showa 1940s Unknown

Postcard commemorating first anniversary of Korean independence (August 15, 1946). Koreans holding Korean flags walk over Japanese flags.

Gwangbokjeol (literally “Restoration of Light Day”), commemorating Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), is celebrated in South Korea on August 15. Gwangbokjeol was officially designated a public holiday on October 1, 1949.

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