Canadian civilians of Chinese ancestry watch Victory over Japan Day celebrations in Vancouver’s Chinatown. China had been involved in skirmishes and Japanese incursions since 1931 and full-scale war with Japan since 7 July 1937. One man cries with joy as two little boys seem more intrigued with the photographer taking their picture. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 14 August 1945. Image taken by Donn B.A. Williams.