Long after victory in Europe had been celebrated, thousands of servicemen languished in captivity in the Far East.
Many of the veterans and their families regard it as the Forgotten War - the conflict in Japan between 1941 and 1945 which led to the deaths of hundreds of troops.
On this day 75 years ago, the Gordon Highlanders landed on the beaches of Normandy, faced with the most gruelling military campaign of their lives.
It was one of the pivotal campaigns in military history: an offensive which didn't end the Second World War, but sparked the beginning of the demise of the Nazis' domination in Europe.
A long-lost recording of a legendary piper can now be heard for the first time since it was made 125 years ago.
One of the north-east's last World War II veterans has been given a touching Gordon Highlanders send-off following his death at the age of 98.
Council bosses have confirmed they will carry out another clean of a beloved city statue desecrated by bird droppings.
Pupils at Airyhall Primary in Aberdeen experienced world-class art in their classroom as part of the largest ever sculpture project undertaken in Britain.
A 100-year-old book written by a wartime correspondent for the Press and Journal's predecessor has been donated to the Gordon Highlander's Museum.
For many, there is no greater symbol of the power of the Christmas spirit than the First World War truce.
Locals lined the streets of Grantown yesterday during a poignant ceremony to unveil a silhouette commemorating the day soldiers who fought in the Great War returned to the Highland town.
On November 11 1918, the 5th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders liberated the town of Chièvres in Belgium and were given a resounding welcome from citizens.
Dozens of Gordon Highlanders will march through a Belgian town next week to remember those killed in the First World War.
By the autumn of 1918, many of the Allied combatants were weary of the endless slaughter and shelling which encapsulated their day-to-day lives in the Great War.
An Aberdeen University law graduate is investigating the possibility that members of his family fought on both sides in the Great War.
They were the Allied prisoners of war who proved as keen as mustard to keep the heat on their German captors.
An iconic Aberdeen statue honouring a historic army regiment will be covered in a new “bird-free” gel to deter gulls from covering it with droppings.
A group of former Gordon Highlanders made a significant donation to the Gordon Highlanders Museum after hosting a fundraising golf tournament.
The head of the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen has praised the public for their “terrific generosity” in helping save the popular visitor attraction.
One of the most courageous Gordon Highlanders of his generation was honoured at a special ceremony yesterday.
A new exhibition on the lead-up to World War I and its legacy will open in Aberdeen today.
A man hailed as “the best Gordon Highlander of his generation” has died – less than a month after the death of his wife of 63 years.
Hundreds of soldiers have been given a heroes welcome after returning to Aberdeen from tours of Iraq and Ukraine.
A campaign to save a cash-strapped Aberdeen museum from closure is already approaching the halfway mark.
An appeal for the family of a north-east First World War hero has been launched after his grave site has finally been identified 102 years after his death.
World War II veterans from opposite sides of the conflict meet for first time in Aberdeen – as friends
Two World War II veterans, who 70 years ago were sworn enemies on opposite sides of history, met face to face in Aberdeen yesterday as friends.
Summer blockbuster Dunkirk hits cinemas across the country today but a 1958 feature of the same name shared a marked connection with service people in the north-east.
It is May 26, 1940.
A high-profile fundraising drive for a Aberdeen military museum could be given a boost by city council funds after unanimous agreement yesterday.
A former Gordon Highlander has joined the battle to save the regiment's cash-strapped museum from closure.
A north-east army veteran has said it would be a "disaster" if Aberdeen's Gordon Highlanders Museum had to close.
The Gordon Highlanders regiment was formed in July 1881 and consisted of mainly people from the north-east.