Photographer Wendy Aldiss dedicated 2015, the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, to finding and making portraits of Allied Burma Veterans across the United Kingdom. It was a very personal project for her as her father (90years old in 2015) was part of 2nd Division in Burma during the Second World War. She also photographed Karen Veterans in their homes in Burma (now Myanmar). Each of these men and women supported the Allied forces in some way.
The British veterans, now aged between 88 and 105 years old, served in every branch of the Armed Forces during the Burma campaign. Their portraits, along with images of their wartime memorabilia, pay tribute to the troops, many of whom have felt that their voice hasnít been heard.
"It has been a huge privilege to spend time with these people from such diverse backgrounds but with a common bond. They welcomed me into their homes and were patient with me while I created their portraits.
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