| Celebrations in UK of V-E Day. Painting by|
Unknown British Artist.
V-E Day, Victory in Europe, did not take place until nearly eleven months later, on May 8, when the Nazis capitulated.
Many memorials were observed in 2014 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and honor those who lost their lives in that year. Alice and I were in Normandy that year.
The winter of 1944-45 was a famine for the occupied Dutch as the Nazis diverted what food there was to their own troops.
In 2015, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day was celebrated on May 8-9 (the Germans surrendered to the Soviets a day later). Here are some my posts from the celebrations of the anniversaries in 2014 and 2015.
1 Monuments Unveiled to 14 Airmen (Laval, June 6, 2014)
2 Willem van Stockum’s Last Letter Home
3 Omaha Beach
4 Total Allied Deaths in France, World War II
5 Vaufleury Cemetery - Forgotten Graves in another part of the cemetery
6 Vaufleury Cemetery - Ceremonies, 2014
7 My Third Visit to My Uncle’s Grave
8 Memorial Visit to Normandy, Laval
9 70th Anniversary of “A Soldier’s Creed”
10 It’s 70 Years After D-Day in Normandy June 6, 1944
11 RAF No. 10 Squadron to Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary in 2015
12 V-E Day May 7-8, 1945 - UN Remembrance Days