Saturday, May 08, 2010

Victory Europe Day Plus 65

Sixty-five years ago today the act of military surrender papers, that were signed on the previous day in Rheims, France, were ratified by the supreme commanders of the Wehrmacht in Berlin on May 8th, officially bringing a close to the second world war in Europe.

Mass rejoicing erupted on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In London, millions gathered in the streets stretching from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace. At the appropriate moment, Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the throngs in his characteristic style.

Nobody says “Never” like Sir Winston Churchill.

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