Today 65 years ago: VE Day 1945

65 years ago to the day (“threescore and five years ago”, in English of a bygone era), the forces of a blood-soaked totalitarian collectivist tyranny officially laid down their arms, without any conditions. This marked the end of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in the European theatre. Upon Soviet insistence, the capitulation ceremony was repeated the next day with a more prominent Soviet role: in countries of the former (thank G-d) Soviet Union, VE-day (Victory in Europe Day) is marked on May 9 to this day, while Western countries mark it on May 8 (i.e., today).


Happy VE-day!


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