Events for Tuesday 8th May 2012
On This Day in History
VE Day8th May 1945
After five years, eight months, and five days of massive devastation, the end of the European phase of World War II is celebrated on May 8, 1945. Victory in Europe was commemorated with celebrations all around the world in recognition of the unconditional surrender of all German forces signed in Reims, France, the day before. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told war-weary Londoners, This is your victory, while U.S. President Harry Truman reminded Americans that until Japan's defeat, Victory is but half-won.
Further ReadingVE Day - A Day to Remember
(Paperback - 192 pages)
by Craig Cabell
The authors have compiled a collection of memories and anecdotes from celebrities and members of the public covering their experiences of the Second World War and the day that Victory over the Nazis was declared. We hear from not only those in the Armed Forces but civilians. The book catches… Read more...Only £12.99 at Pen & Sword Books.