Celebrating Victory in Europe Day
Seventy-four years ago this very day, guns fell silent as the war in Europe finally came to an end. May 8 marks VE-Day, for Victory in Europe, when Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies in 1945. Next month marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings that marked the beginning of the end of Hitler.
In Europe, after France fell in 1940, Britain stood alone until June 22, 1941, when Hitler invaded Russia.
Britain's English Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt were able to agree on and implement a strategy based on demanding an unconditional surrender by the enemy, with focus first on the European theatre, but it was the heroism of the ordinary people of England, bombarded by V2 rockets and incendiary devices, that spurred on our troops and galvanised the English people to take up ours in defence of our ancient liberties.
What would our ancestors who withstood those years of terror think of the attempt by our establishment to link us permanently with the EU superstate, the undermining of our democracy and the loss of our sovereignty?
It is the time to finish the job in their memory!