“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|
|Barrage balloons flying over central London. |
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