VE Day - 70 years ago
by Susan K. Smith
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edited: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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VE Day - May 8, 1945: Both Great Britain and the United States celebrated VE Day, Victory in Europe Day
May 7, 1945
Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies: Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Allies at Reims - May 07, 1945 - HISTORY.com
And the following day ...
VE Day - May 8, 1945
Both Great Britain and the United States celebrated VE Day
, Victory in Europe Day
: Victory in Europe - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com
This was the beginning of the end of World War Two
, which was the most deadly war of the twentieth century. But it would not officially end until after VJ Day
, Victory over Japan Day
, when Japan officially surrendered on September 2, 1945
: V-J Day - World War II - HISTORY.com
One of the largest conflicts in recorded history
Some estimates put the casualties of World War Two over 70 million, making it the most deadly war in modern times: World War Two Statistics
World War Two was sparked by Hitler's invasion of Poland. And the map in the video below give a summary of the conflicts in Europe:
Other posts in this series:
Web Site: smithsk: America's Story (part 18) - VE Day - 70 years ago
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|The 70 million deaths of World War II should teach us something. At least, although the bomb has spread to many countries, we haven't unleashed nuclear war, yet. It is so easy for everyone to forget how devastating World War II was and make the mistake of triggering World War III over petty differences.
As always, very informative and a great reminder of our checkered past.