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  • VE day: 'Our dad wrote the peace document'

    05/08/2020 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Winniesboy · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4th 2020 | Julis Peacock
    Friday 8 May is the 75th anniversary of VE day- the end of the Second World War in Europe. Few people realised that a British theatre actor and manager, turned soldier, drafted the historic document of surrender which ended the conflict. For years, John Counsell’s twin daughters had no idea about the role he played. Jenny and Elizabeth Counsell, who are now 77, have spoken of their pride at his part in helping to bring the Second World War to an end.
  • Eight WWII vets aged 96-100 joining Trump for V-E Day despite pandemic

    05/08/2020 7:33:55 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 21 replies
    AP - CBS News ^ | May 8 | Staff
    Washington — Eight World War II veterans - the youngest of them age 96 - will join President Trump at a wreath-laying ceremony Friday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Their hopes to mark the day in Moscow were dashed because of the coronovirus pandemic.
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

    05/08/2020 6:50:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | May 8, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle.  We pay tribute to those who served for their service and pause to remember those who gave their last full measure in defense of the flames of liberty.The campaign to end fascism in the European Theater is a somber reminder of the price of freedom.  More than 30 million lives were lost and tens of millions...