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Knaur Amarsh
08 May 09,, 01:44
VE Day

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/V-E-Day_Stars_and_Stripes_No_285_Paris_8_May_1945.JPG

With a spirit undaunted, they fought fearlessly, for freedom and liberty.

bolo121
08 May 09,, 05:42
RIP

Merlin
08 May 09,, 05:56
May 8, 1945 is the end of the Europe theatre of WWII when Germany surrendered. The final end of WWII, when the Japanese Emperor announced Japan's surrender on Aug 15, 1945.

bolo121
08 May 09,, 06:13
May 8, 1945 is the end of the Europe theatre of WWII when Germany surrendered. The final end is later, when the Japanese Emperor announced Japan's surrender on Aug 15, 1945.

Erm, he did mention that it was VE day and not VJ day.

Merlin
08 May 09,, 06:18
Fine. I did not say he was wrong.

To the world, what matters is the final end of WWII.

Knaur Amarsh
08 May 09,, 06:52
Fine. I did not say he was wrong.

To the world, what matters is the final end of WWII.

If you had a brother fighting in Germany, would the ending of hostilities in ETO matter to you or the final end of WWII? :)

Anyways, not a thread for debating.

RIP

Lest We Forget

Neo_Arch
08 May 09,, 08:01
RIP for those martyrs and Cheers for the future

Moroz
08 May 09,, 08:53
My congratulations to the allies. Russia celebrates the Victory Day tomorrow.

http://alnoor.ru/uploads/posts/2008-04/1209239710_1209036313_preview.jpg

Knaur Amarsh
08 May 09,, 10:55
My congratulations to the allies. Russia celebrates the Victory Day tomorrow.

http://alnoor.ru/uploads/posts/2008-04/1209239710_1209036313_preview.jpg

On the 9th May?

Moroz
08 May 09,, 12:35
On the 9th May?
The act of capitulation of Germany was signed on May 8, 1945 10:43 PM Berlin time, that was 9th May 0:43 AM Moscow time.

Tomorrow will be the Victory parade on Red Square.

http://www.strizhi.ru/attachments/IMG_1939.jpg

training:
Lenta.ru: В России: Репетиция Победы (http://www.lenta.ru/photo/2009/04/14/pobeda/)

Victory parade 2008 in Ekaterinburg:
http://uralpress.ru/show_thumbinail.php?w=600&image=img/93193_parad144.jpg

Albany Rifles
08 May 09,, 14:08
When I think of VE Day I always come back to the photo, I think from Life magazine, of some soldiers from the 77th ID on Okinawa, in their ponchos hearing the announcement over the radio in their jeep. The looks on their faces seemed to say..."Yeah, so what?"


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Americans_on_Okinawa_hear_of_victory_in_Europe.jpg

All that said it is a great day to commemorate.

Zampolit
09 May 09,, 00:06
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4705/znamyapobedy.jpg Happy Victory Day!

omon
09 May 09,, 00:43
http://www.usmlm.org/home/russians/elbe.jpg

Thanks to them.

dave lukins
09 May 09,, 01:21
Счастливый День Победы для всех наших друзей

xerxes
09 May 09,, 04:25
May 8, 1945 is the end of the Europe theatre of WWII when Germany surrendered. The final end of WWII, when the Japanese Emperor announced Japan's surrender on Aug 15, 1945.

Actually, the dejure final end of world war 2 is in the 1950s, when the occupation of Japan was ended and a Peace Treaty was signed between His Majesty's Government and that of United States.

zraver
09 May 09,, 05:03
Actually, the dejure final end of world war 2 is in the 1950s, when the occupation of Japan was ended and a Peace Treaty was signed between His Majesty's Government and that of United States.

Actually the final act of WWII was in the 1990 following the final status of forces agreement and settling of all territorial claims and issues relating to the unification of Germany. All 4 of the big allied powers and the 2 federal Germanies had to agree. The 4+2 treaty (Treaty on the final settlement with respect to Germany). As part of this process a united Germany had to sign a separate treaty with Poland and this occurred on 12 November 1990 more than 45 years after Hitler's final thought was interrupted by a high velocity cerebral hemorrhage.

Knaur Amarsh
09 May 09,, 08:22
Great pictures guys, all of them :cool:

Ironduke
09 May 09,, 10:45
Actually, the dejure final end of world war 2 is in the 1950s, when the occupation of Japan was ended and a Peace Treaty was signed between His Majesty's Government and that of United States.
I hate to say it, but it wasn't until 1990 that the 2+4 agreement was signed.

edit: looks like z got to it first.

JFdoGlUmBSo

Triple C
09 May 09,, 10:59
Good riddance to facism. The world owe you guys (Limeys, Canucks, Yankees, Ivans, Indians....) a favor.

tankie
09 May 09,, 11:37
My birthday , 8th may woo hoo .

Silent Hunter
09 May 09,, 12:30
Thank you.

tankie
09 May 09,, 14:12
Good riddance to facism. The world owe you guys (Limeys, Canucks, Yankees, Ivans, Indians....) a favor.

Thanks , its a shame others dont think like you , its thanks to that generation that todays generation call themselves free .

Parihaka
09 May 09,, 22:07
I disagree about the world owing the fighters of that generation a favour. They did it for themselves, and more kudos to them for that very reason. All too often now people ignore what's going on in the world and say it's someone else's problem. These guys didn't, they accepted both the problem and the solution as their own.

Albany Rifles
10 May 09,, 01:00
I disagree about the world owing the fighters of that generation a favour. They did it for themselves, and more kudos to them for that very reason. All too often now people ignore what's going on in the world and say it's someone else's problem. These guys didn't, they accepted both the problem and the solution as their own.


Very well said. I was reminded of that just this evening. Had my in-laws over. AR M-in-L was a nurse in WW2: AR F-in-L was an armorer. Had a bit of a discussion with them about this topic. They both agreed it was what had to be done....no questions. If you were able, you pulled on the oar. It was the attitude my late Dad had. He enlistged at age 17 because it was something that had to be done.

I think many of our parents and grendparents had the same attitude.

That said, God Bless 'Em