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We remember “Victory in Europe Day” 1945

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On May 8, 1945, the Allies celebrated the end of the European War:

“On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

The eighth of May spelled the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms:  In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet antagonists, after the latter had lost more than 8,000 soldiers, and the Germans considerably more; in Copenhagen and Oslo; at Karlshorst, near Berlin; in northern Latvia; on the Channel Island of Sark—the German surrender was realized in a final cease-fire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.”

As we discussed with Barry, the end of the European war happened very fast.    Let’s remember that D-Day was the year before and The Battle of the Bulge happened over the Christmas holidays.

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Written by scantojr

May 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

We remember “Victory in Europe Day” 1945

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On May 8, 1945, the Allies celebrated the end of the European War:

“On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.The eighth of May spelled the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms: In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet antagonists, after the latter had lost more than 8,000 soldiers, and the Germans considerably more; in Copenhagen and Oslo; at Karlshorst, near Berlin; in northern Latvia; on the Channel Island of Sark—the German surrender was realized in a final cease-fire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.”

We discussed V E Day with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda:

 

Written by scantojr

May 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm