Skip to comments.Remember! 75 year ago, V-E Day, May 8, 1945
Posted on 05/08/2020 7:58:15 AM PDT by rktman
Today is V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
Seventy-five years ago today, on May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe officially ended, as Germany unconditionally signed a surrender agreement to the United States and Great Britain. Unconditional. No apologies to the Germans for winning nor regrets for their justified loss. Unconditional. And backed up. On May 8, 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 during World War II. 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 Sarkthe German surrender was realized in a final ceasefire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.
Although most of the commemorative events for this auspicious anniversary have been modified or cancelled because of the Wuhan coronavirus-19 crisis such as this flyover, the Library of Congress will honor the occasion utilizing contemporary technology, by hearing from the World War ll veterans themselves.
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"Uncommon courage was a common commodity".
That kinda sums up those who fought with the Allies in Europe *and* the Pacific.
The Greatest Generation.
“Uncommon Valor was a common virtue.”
Its engraved on the Marine Memorial in Arlington.
And thank heaven Europe is now free of anti-semitism; Germany has unfettered free speech and no police to come knocking at your door if you say something the government doesn’t approve of...(sacr/)
I have the history of my Father’s Combat Engineer Battalion from Normandy to Berlin. Although they met the Russians fairly near to Berlin, for some reason they were in Belgium when the war ended.
The one thing which strikes me was just how efficient and fast they were. They put a bridge across the Rhine in two days despite being shelled and attacked by German Arado jet bombers.
Just at the end of the war, they built tow mess halls for the Potsdam conference in two days.
Those fine young men faced unreal danger and hardship. They had grown up in the ‘Depression Era’ making them hard. Believing in Christ with a country that supported and stood behind them took them over the line.
I just watched “Downfall” (in German with English subtitles) on the anniversary of Hitler’s suicide last week. Amazing movie! Shows the last 10 days in the bunker and what it was like for the inner Nazi circle living underneath Berlin.
Mostly it seems they just got and stayed drunk (which makes sense), with German soldiers in the streets above them losing the battle for Berlin as Russia closed in. And Hitler moving around armies/divisions that didn’t exist anymore on a map.
The Goebbels murder/suicide of their whole family was really chilling.
Yes,we won but gave the SOVIETS far too much and created another problem that is currently killing this country:Communism,Socialism and all associated -isms that now rot half of America. To add insult to injury,Conservatives and those who understand and appreciate the gallant fight and victory of WWII are called Nazis by the left.
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