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VE Day - 75th anniversary

Discussion in 'Life in General' started by Bookangel, May 8, 2020.

  1. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    "The German High Command will at once issue orders to all German military, naval and air authorities and to all forces under German control to cease active operations at 23.01 hours Central European time on 8 May 1945..." - German Instrument of Surrender, Article 2

    It is the seventy-fifth anniversary of Victory in Europe.

    Lest we forget ::poppytwo::
  2. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    It took me until yesterday to realise what today is and then noticing that the May Bank Holiday should have been on Monday but had been moved.

    Lest we forget. ::poppytwo::
  3. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    Lest we forget ::poppytwo::
  4. jessica

    jessica Citizen of Logres


    Lest we forget.
  5. Meandering

    Meandering New Member

    Lest we forget.

    I don't know whether to celebrate like they did then, or remember as we do now.
  6. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

  7. Terry

    Terry Member

    Going to be a strange VE Day. I was expecting bunting and street parties this year, instead it's been a little more solemn than that.
  8. porridge

    porridge Member

    Lad, there were the parties at the first from the relief and the joy. After, there were tears in the beer 'cos the homes were still empty. Do both.
  9. Post-Life Crisis

    Post-Life Crisis New Member

    Lest we forget.

    @Meandering , I don't think its possible to celebrate like the day. Doing the conga through the Ritz now would probably get you arrested *ahem* Your Majesty...
  10. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Nice to see the Red Arrows fly over. Celebrating with neighbours at a social distance is kinda different.

    I wonder what the 100th Year celebrations will be like, although by that point we will only have people who knows it from book and not remember it as it happened.
  11. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    Sadly, the Few are now the One. One of the last two survivors died this morning.

    Terry Clark, aged 101, served as a radar operator on Beaufighters.

    Fair flying, Mr Clark, and thank you.
  12. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    From one who would not be here without the brave men who took to the skies while a girl hid under the Morrison shelter with her mother and prayed the sound of engines would not stop.

    Mr Clark.

    Thank you.
  13. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    It has been a day of sombre notes and cheerful celebration. The sunshine and good weather certainly added to the occasion.

    There is plenty of bunting and socialising at distance as people remember the sacrifices made during the war and the joyous relief after it ended.

    So sad to hear there is only one left, we should never let it be forgotten with the truth of what happened held clear and not tarnished.

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