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VE Day Plus 72
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:36:21 »
The UK,Canada and the US gave Europe the gift of freedom on this day 72 years ago. :salute:

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Re: VE Day Plus 72
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 13:40:42 »
This morning I attended a beautiful service by the French Army - they very much honour the day.
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Re: VE Day Plus 72
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 06:42:39 »
... they very much honour the day.
Nothing like remembering because it happened right on your block -- as do other (then) "allies" ...
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Re: VE Day Plus 72
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 09:05:28 »
I just watched the parade.  Disappointed they didn't have troops in period uniforms as in the past or fly bys.  In some ways it seemed to be smaller in scale than I expected.   

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Re: VE Day Plus 72
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:52:33 »
The UK,Canada and the US gave Europe the gift of freedom on this day 72 years ago. :salute:

I believe that they selected May 8th as VE day because the Russians were still cleaning up in Berlin.
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