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SUCCESS FOR ALLIES STATEMENT BY MAYOR "I am sure' that all citizens will join in thanking Almighty God for the success of the armed forces of the Allied nations and for the endurance which has enabled all sections of the community to carry on despite the trials and difficulties of the war years," said the Mayor, Mr. Allum, in a statement this morning. "After almost six years of a war which has affected the whole world, the Allied nations have now kchieved complete and final victory. There [have been times of great anxiety and peril, but the fortitude of the people ensured this, final victory, "The price of our success is a great one," continued Mr. Allum, "and our thoughts to-day go out to those who mourn loved ones who gave their lives and to those who have been broken in the war that we may continue to be free. We remember, too, the prisoners of v/ar held so long by our last enemy, Japan. "Over the long six years we have spared no effort to ensure that final victory should be achieved," said the Mayor. "We can now relax those efforts only to strive as energetically to ensure a lasting peace. This is no easy task to be .lightly undertaken;, it is a duty that lies on every one of us and, if we respond to it as .we did to our duty in the war, we shall again ensure complete success. May I say how grateful I am for the loyal and unselfish support which I nave received in everything which las been undertaken in the E.P.S. and other patriotic work," concluded ■ 1 Mr. Allum.

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"AT GREAT PRICE", Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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"AT GREAT PRICE" Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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