Friday, 8 May 2020

Least we forget.... #VEDay 75th Anniversary






“Hostilities will end officially ​at one minute after midnight tonight, Tuesday, the 8th of May… We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toils and efforts that lie ahead…” Winston Churchill.




Six years of fighting on the continent. Six long years of war, suffering, fear, and unimaginably horrors had finally come to an end. Let us take a moment and think about all those who sacrificed so much in the name of freedom. 


Winston Churchill announces Germany’s ’unconditional surrender’ | VE Day speech, 8th May 1945 | LBC.


Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signing the final surrender terms on 8 May 1945 in Berlin. Wikipedia.

Churchill waves to crowds. Wikipedia.

United States military policemen reading about the German surrender in the newspaper Stars and Stripes. Wikipedia.


Least we forget...

The Normandy Landings D-Day 6th June 1944


American Troops landing at Omaha Beach during the D-Day Landings




London 

Barrage balloons flying over central London. 

Aldwych tube station being used as a bomb shelter in 1940. 

Office workers make their way to work through debris after a heavy air raid.
Rotterdam city centre after the bombing.

 

Calais in ruins
British and French troops evacuated from Dunkirk arrive at Dover.

Auschwitz concentration camp.


*All images can be found on Wikipedia, Pixabay and Canva.

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