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  • V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

    05/08/2021 11:03:28 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 30 replies
    History ^ | 08 May 2021 | history.com
    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...
  • Toyah & Robert Fripp Vs King Crimson - Heroes for #VEDay2020 (blurry screen alert)

    05/29/2020 6:12:50 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 8, 2020 | Toyah
    #VEDay75 #VEDay2020 #VEDay #ToyahWillcox #RobertFripp Celebrating VE Day Heroes on Friday 8 May 2020 for VE Day 2020. The two VE Day Heroes being celebrated within the Fripp and Willcox families: Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Fripp who helped in planning The Great Escape. Beric Willcox of the Royal Navy, based in Alexandria, who guarded convoys in the Mediterranean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Mediterranean ----------------------------------------------------------------- Backing track: King Crimson Live in Berlin on 12 September 2016 Personnel: Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk & Robert Fripp Fairy dustings provided by Bill Rieflin Recorded and mixed...
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany [75th Anniversary VE Day]

    05/08/2020 3:50:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 8, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room12:38 P.M. EDTMS. MCENANY:  Good afternoon.  Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a triumphant milestone in our nation’s history and indeed in world history.  Seventy-five years ago today, our brave American forces defeated fascism in Europe.  And through the selfless devotion of thousands of patriots, they saved the world.Over 180,000 Americans gave their lives in the European theater during World War Two.  And I want to take just a moment to honor their service and their sacrifice.  Thank you to all of our veterans.  You are truly, truly our heroes.Now, as I...
  • 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.
  • Remember! 75 year ago, V-E Day, May 8, 1945

    05/08/2020 7:58:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2020 | Ethel C. Fenig
    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...
  • 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
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 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...
  • Victory was ours! NYC hailed V-E Day 75 years ago

    05/07/2020 11:20:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 07 2020 | Maureen Callahan
    We’re only at the beginning, but these images show us how we will surely end. This is Times Square on V-E Day, 75 years ago today, newly alive and overrun with ecstatic New Yorkers. No longer would the lights on Broadway be dimmed, the food be rationed, nor would the city endure a nightly curfew at 1 a.m., as opposed to midnight for the rest of the nation — a kindness conferred by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Presiding over it all was Liberty’s Sister, a 15-ton replica of the Statue of Liberty — her own torch and floodlights gone dark...
  • VE Day: Berlin marks end of WW2 with unprecedented holiday

    05/07/2020 9:19:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | May 8, 2020 | Sabine Schereck
    Berliners have been given an unprecedented public holiday on Friday, to mark the end of World War Two but also liberation from Nazi rule. Not since reunification has a German city acknowledged 8 May as a day of liberation and some Berliners are unaware of the date's significances. A street party and several events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday is one-off and is not being held outside Berlin. But there are growing calls for a public holiday to be held across Germany.
  • The Strange Story of How Nazi Germany Surrendered (and Then Kept Fighting)

    03/19/2018 3:12:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    It was said on May 8, 1945, that some of the victors wandered around in a daze. They were puzzled by a strange silence. The guns were no longer firing the permanent barrage, their constant companion, during those last months since they had crossed the Rhine. Some could not quite believe it was all over. They had longed for an end to the war in Europe for years. “Then suddenly it was upon them all and the impact of the fact was a thing that failed to register–like the death of a loved one,” the historian of the U.S. 3rd...
  • What is VE Day 2016? The meaning, the facts and the celebrations 71 years on

    05/08/2016 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    Mirror, UK ^ | May 8, 2016
    1 . On hearing the news on the radio, anxious Brits began the celebration on May 7 - without waiting for the official party the following day. People went out on the streets, hung bunting and began dancing. 2. King George VI and the Queen appeared a total of eight times on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the official celebrations on May 8. 3. Half a million homes had been destroyed across Britain during the war 4. The initial suggestion for the Armistice Day silence came from Percy FitzPatrick, a South African author and politician, who was inspired by...
  • Isolated? China & Russia Celebrate Victory Day Together, Obama Absent

    05/09/2015 10:22:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-8-2015 | Durden
    When a Chinese honor guard joins a military parade in Russia’s capital this weekend, watched by China’s President Xi Jinping, it will mark more than just a symbolic recognition of the two countries’ contributions to the Allied victory in 1945. China’s participation also reflects an upgrade of its military ties with Russia, including joint naval exercises and a revival of arms purchases, that could complicate U.S.-led efforts to counter both nations’ expanding military activities, analysts and diplomats say. They’ve basically come to a consensus that despite their differences over some national interests, they really face the same common enemy,” said...
  • 70th Anniversary of Germany's Unconditional Surrender Ending WWII

    05/07/2015 6:12:19 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 12 replies
    IB Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | David Sim
    On 7 May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the second world war in Europe. In this gallery, we look back at VE Day and the events leading up to Germany's surrender.
  • Warbirds to Thunder Over Washington in VE Day Flyover

    05/07/2015 9:59:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/6 | AFP By Robert MacPherson
    The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored "warbirds" will fly in formation down the Potomac River, past the Lincoln Memorial and over the National Mall, the nation's symbolic front lawn. Up to 10,000 people are expected to watch the spectacle -- including 300 to 500 of the last surviving veterans of the 1939-45 conflict that the United States entered in December 1941 with the Japanese attack on Pearl...
  • Live Webcast: Arsenal of Democracy:World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

    05/08/2015 7:50:14 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 79 replies
    I didn't realize this was happening until I ran across it on a search. 70 vintage planes flying over the most restricted airspace in the world. Should be cool. For the first time since 21 Jan 2009, I wish I was in DC.
  • THE WAR IN EUROPE IS ENDED! SURRENDER IS UNCONDITIONAL; V-E WILL BE PROCLAIMED TODAY (5/8/45)

    05/08/2015 4:17:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 76 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/8/45 | Edward Kennedy, Frank S. Adams, Richard J.H. Johnston, John MacCormac, Gladwin Hill, Gene Currivan
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  • VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports

    05/08/2015 12:54:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | May 07, 2015 | CBC News
    Seventy years ago, then-British prime minister Winston Churchill declared May 8, 1945, to be "Victory in Europe Day" after a gruelling five-year war against Nazi Germany and its allies. The day before, people had already started celebrating amid news that Hitler had committed suicide in his so-called Fuehrerbunker in Berlin days prior, and Germany has surrendered unconditionally. Canada celebrated, too. It had joined the war effort early, with its first troops departing for Europe at the end of 1939. More than one million Canadians performed full-time duty during the war. They fought in the raid on Dieppe and at Juno...
  • ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY –THE GOOD WAR AND THE WAR WE'RE IN

    05/04/2015 12:45:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Don Feder
    It was the good war, fought by the Greatest Generation. It was a war for the survival of civilization. It was the deadliest conflict in history. It was America's finest hour. May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War II in Europe. Images flash before us – Neville Chamberlain waving a piece of paper said to guarantee "peace for our time," Hitler giving a stiff-arm salute at a Nuremberg rally, a Czech woman weeping as panzers rolled into Prague, a smiling FDR wearing his naval cape, his cigarette holder at a jaunty angle,...
  • Russia halts UK-US display of WW2 photos

    04/11/2015 5:00:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2015-04-11 | Sarah Rainsford
    A central Russian gallery has cancelled the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims that the event was pulled for political reasons. [....] A staff member at the state-run gallery told the BBC that the decision to cancel the exhibition was "political", and said they did not believe it would ever open. They said they had been "ordered" not to comment further. Gallery manager Raisa Zorina had previously dismissed the official explanation of "technical problems", telling local media "this is very serious" and advising them to "read between the lines".
  • Sailor in Iconic WWII Kissing Photo Dies at 86

    03/15/2014 5:27:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    Glenn McDuffie was 18 years old the day World War II ended. Having just exited a New York subway station at Times Square, McDuffie, a sailor, heard the news, grabbed a nurse and kissed her. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the the moment, which became synonymous with V-J day—August 14, 1945. McDuffie died March 9 in Dallas. He was 86 years old, according to the Associated Press.