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People sing in the streets in Britain on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Theatre director Matt Baker and residents dress up and sing on Cambrian Road on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, Chester, Britain, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington »

International, Politics, Society

VE-Day 75th: Pandemic forces move to online commemoration

After a year of bitter fighting through Sicily and up through Italy, Canadians moved to Europe where thousands stormed ashore on D-Day eventually ending the war in Europe 75 years ago today Major public celebrations to note the several landmark »

International, Politics, Society

Canada Post honours 75th anniversary of VE Day

The coronavirus pandemic has cancelled virtually all of the public commemorative celebrations that had been scheduled to mark this year’s major milestone of the end of WWII in Europe. In Canada efforts are being made to remember May 8. Victory »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Major remembrance ceremonies cancelled, but remembrance continues (interview)

Letters in a Time of War A major wartime remembrance event was to be taking place  this week in Holland. This was to remember Operation Faust, a Canadian and Allied effort to feed starving Dutch citizens still occupied by Germans. »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Celebrating VE Day in coin

An important commemorative date is approaching, the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, or Victory in Europe, which ended the horrors of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Mint has just released a series of commemorative coins to mark the occasion. »

Economy, International, Society

Canada History: May 7th, (8,9) 1945: VE-Day

WWII ends in Europe It was not quite a year earlier, June 6 1944, that the Allies landed on the shores of Normandy and began the long and terrible battle to free Europe. In the final days of April 1945, »

International, Politics, Society

May 5-Holland remembers: Canada and their liberation

Today, May 5th, marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. Canadian veteran today from the CBC live feed at the liberation of Holland ceremonies about a restored WWII vehicle from Keep them Rolling © CBC BGen E. Beno (ret’d) »

Society

May 8, VE Day

May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe. 21st Army Advanced Group Headquarters, May 4 Wageningen, Holland. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery indicates to GenAdm Von Friedeburg where to sign the document of unconditional surrender of all German forces in the Netherlands, to »

International, Politics

Anniversary of VE Day, May 07-08 1945

After years of war, people knew the end was near in the European theatre. On May 02, German forces in Italy surrendered, and on May 5, 1945 German forces in western Europe had surrendered to General Montgomery who had demanded »