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Old 05-08-2020, 10:34 AM   #1
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VE Day Commemoration

Many elaborate public celebrations were planned throughout the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day which have all been cancelled due to the current anti-pandemic lockdown.
Instead, communities have found other ways to mark the occasion. This is our local effort. (There is a point where the narrator's voice is duplicated by accident, it doesn't last long).
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:51 PM   #2
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Dad served in the Royal Navy in WW2 and was on HMS Glenroy (Landing Ship, Infantry) in the Far East.

I asked him this morning if he remembered where he was on VE Day.

It took but a moment's thought before he said 'landing troops to the north of Singapore'. He was nineteen years old at the time.
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:17 PM   #3
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I was three and remember being told about the day.
I was four for VJ Day and actually remember a bit of the hullabaloo.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:44 AM   #4
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:35 AM   #5
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From the Daily Telegraph:

Quote:
SIR – In May 1945 my father was fighting the Japanese in Burma.
On May 8, the order was given: “The war in Europe is over; fall out five minutes for a smoke.”

Doug Ellis
Newbury, Berkshire
Pretty much Dad's experience and that of thousands of others in that part of the world at the time.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:54 AM   #6
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limey, your video is inaccessible to me, saying it's marked private.

I'm gonna fall out for a smoke.
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Old 05-10-2020, 04:41 PM   #7
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